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Check out the position of Solskjaer, on the list of most successful managers in United's history.

The much anticipated sack of former Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced yesterday following the disturbing defeat at the Vicarage Road to the Hornets over the weekend. The second successive defeat, having lost heavily to Manchester City in the previous gameweek was the last straw of the club's patience, who fired the Norwegian tactician two days away from their crucial clash with Villarrael.

For a coach who was able to fine-tune a disjointed team, winning 14 of his 19 games after his appointment in the middle of the season, one of the outcomes many least expected was him getting fired after just 35 months. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's initial days at the helm left the Manchester United fraternity dreaming of winning titles again, after he replicated some heroics of Manchester United's most successful manager, Sir Alex Fergurson including Manager of the Month award which Fergurson was the last Manchester United manger to win it, and beating Cardiff City by 5-1, becoming the first manager to achieve a win of such margin (5), since Fergurson. 

His first full season as a substantive coach was excellent, helping the club finish 3rd, which was the second time the Red devils finished in top 4 since Alex Fergurson retired. However his second season marked the beginning of his woes where the club plunged into inconsistency. His failure to help Manchester United progress to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League last season, coupled with the distressing Europa League final defeat to Villarrael, saw him gradually grow unpopular among some section of the fans who felt he was not as special as their they thought.

The shambles continued this season and after his first 5 games, majority of the fans were already calling for his sack, but the club's extreme patience till the 12th gameweek never paid off, and after the defeat to Watford, his sack was explicitly inevitable.

Despite his humiliating exit the Norwegian tactician would leave as a hero, because his managerial record at the club already means he has ensured his place in the pantheon of great coaches in the club's history. His winning percentage of 54.17% places him 3rd, behind Sir Alex Fergurson(59.7%) and Jose Mourinho (58.3%), as one of the most successful manager as far as winning rate is concerned. 


Top Seven                Winning percentage 

Sir Alex Fergurson (1986-2013)          59.7%

Jose Mourinho   (2016-2018)          58.3%

Ole Gunnar solskjær(2018-2021)       54.17%

Ernest Magnall (1903-1912)            54.16%

David Moyes (2013-2014)            52.94%

Louis Van Gaal(2014-2016)             52.43%

Matt Busby (1970-1971)               52.38%

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