Manchester United have picked up just one win in their last six Premier League matches.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday, a result that will come as a surprise to absolutely nobody.
United’s 3-0 victory over a lifeless Tottenham Hotspur last weekend was never going to be a proper turning point and the team predictably reverted back to being bang average against the Citizens.
An own-goal from Eric Bailly and a strike from Bernardo Silva just before the interval sealed a thoroughly deserved and comfortable victory for Pep Guardiola.
United’s last four home league games against Aston Villa, Everton, Liverpool and City have yielded a single point and nine goals conceded.
But wait, things get worse, much worse.
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After the defeat to City, Solskjaer has now been the man in charge for 21% of United’s home defeats in the Premier League.
Sadly, we’re not making that stat up either…
Ole responsible for 21% of Man Utd’s PL home defeats
That is absolutely mad, especially when you remember that Solskjaer hasn’t even been manager of the club for a full three years yet.
Amazingly, some other damning stats have also surfaced in the aftermath of events at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Other worrying stats emerge after City defeat
United have now conceded more home goals (11) than bottom-place Norwich City (10) in 2021/22, while the team had more shots on target against David De Gea (2) than Ederson (1) versus City.
Bailly fired the ball past his own goalkeeper, with Victor Lindelof also brought a save out of the Spaniard when he deflected a cross from City goalwards.
It really is shocking from a United perspective.
The international break has come at a very convenient time for Solskjaer, but you feel he really is living on borrowed time with regards to the manager’s job at United now.
Maybe the Red Devils shouldn’t have let Antonio Conte join Spurs after all…