Solskjaer’s mini-slump since becoming permanent Manchester United boss
Manchester United’s victory at PSG was a 14th win for Solskjaer in his first 17 games in charge but he has lost five of the seven matches since.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had an incredible start when took over as Manchester United caretaker boss.
However, the reality of the squad he has inherited has started to bite since the thrilling 3-1 win over Paris St Germain that sparked him being given the job permanently.
Two of the five defeats since have come against Barcelona but Solskjaer clearly has a rebuilding job ahead of him, and admitted as much after Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss at the Nou Camp.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at the tough run of results since the unexpected Paris triumph.
Arsenal 2 Manchester United 0, Premier League, March 10
Solskjaer suffered his first defeat in the Premier League, with David De Gea at fault for Granit Xhaka’s opening goal.
Wolves 2 Manchester United 1, FA Cup, March 16
Manchester United 2 Watford 1, Premier League, March 30
Wolves 2 Manchester United 1, Premier League, April 2
Manchester United 0 Barcelona 1, Champions League, April 10
Manchester United 2 West Ham 1, Premier League, April 13
Barcelona 3 United 0, Champions League, April 16
United were unable to reproduce another improbably comeback like the one in Paris, despite starting well and causing Barcelona problems. However, a quick first-half double from Lionel Messi killed the tie and Solskjaer’s side were outclassed thereafter.
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