'United's wins under Solskjaer have come against very weak competition'
Writing for Football Transfer Tavern, Caleb Sage argues it's too early for the Norwegian to be considered a success at Old Trafford.
"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a great start to life as United interim manager after winning his first four Premier League games in charge as well as an FA Cup third-round tie versus Reading. But there is likely to be a long way to go before his name ends up anywhere near the top of the Old Trafford hierarchy's shortlist."
Ole Gunnar Solskjær & Manchester United have had a relatively easy run so far, here are their upcoming fixtures:— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 8, 2019
13/01/19 - Spurs 🏴
26/01/19 - Arsenal 🏴
12/02/19 - PSG 🇫🇷
24/02/19 - Liverpool 🏴
06/03/19 - PSG 🇫🇷
09/03/19 - Arsenal 🏴
16/03/19 - Manchester City 🏴 pic.twitter.com/I5DFI9J1Cq
"According to ESPN FC, Mauricio Pochettino is still the club's first-choice candidate, while Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is also said to be another name who is currently being considered."
🗣 "I read the news sometimes as well and the speculations around this club is amazing, incredible. Some players I’ve not even heard of have signed for the club apparently."— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 10, 2019
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on transfers. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/EPKbtY5LP4
Hold your horses
"In this moment of time, everything is still clearly up in the air. And while Solskjaer probably does deserve to be in the discussion given how things are currently going and how well the team are playing, the Manchester United board would be wise not to jump into making any rash decisions."
What a job Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing at Man Utd 😎— Goal (@goal) January 10, 2019
Even Pep Guardiola is impressed! pic.twitter.com/oArI7yKxFh
Work to do
"After all, albeit the football on show has been much more entertaining, the Red Devils' wins under Solskjaer have come against very weak competition such as Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town. Ultimately, there will be harder challenges to come for Solskjaer starting on Sunday when the Norwegian takes his side to Wembley to face Tottenham and his potential successor, Pochettino."
Solskjaer is the first top-flight manager since the league’s formation in 1888 to have won his first five matches in charge in all competitions by at least a two-goal margin.— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 8, 2019
5-1 vs Cardiff
3-1 vs Huddersfield
4-1 vs Bournemouth
2-0 vs Newcastle
2-0 vs Reading
💯 #mufc [Times] pic.twitter.com/NRsvzfN4HQ