Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a better Premier League record than Jurgen Klopp did after 29 games

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There's talk that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the edge at Manchester United

He took over at Old Trafford as caretaker manager 10 months ago and made a great start to life in the dugout, appearing to turn things around after Jose Mourinho. 

But since the start of the 2019/20 season, cracks have been re-appearing. 

United are currently 12th in the Premier League having won just two games so far. 

The international break would have come as a welcome distraction, but Solskjaer's side are back in action on Sunday, hosting leaders Liverpool.

It's going to be their toughest fixture of the season so far and many expect the Reds to come away with an easy three points.

After all, Jurgen Klopp's side are unbeaten domestically since January and have taken maximum points from their first eight Premier League games.  

That's quite an impressive run - but it wasn't always that way. Klopp's start to life in England was actually quite rocky - in fact, in his first 29 games, he had a worse record than Solskjaer has. 

Klopp and Solskjaer made similar starts in the PL

The German arrived at Anfield in 2015 and from his first 29 fixtures, won 13, drew eight and lost eight. 

Solskjaer, in comparison, has 14 wins, seven draws and eight defeats from his first 29. 

Perhaps then, the Norwegian needs to be given more time at Old Trafford. After all, there wasn't this much talk about Liverpool giving Klopp the boot when he actually started with a worse record. 

Solskjaer deserves more time

The decision to stick with him turned out very well for the club too. Liverpool are the Champions League holders and have a serious chance of ending their Premier League title drought in May.

United then, will hope things progress similarly under Solskjaer. But only time will tell if he'll be given the same amount of backing as Klopp was. 

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