Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Solskjaer on Brink of Record-Breaking League Start

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Solskjaer on Brink of Record-Breaking League Start

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UNITED won't need any added incentive to beat Liverpool in this weekend's Premier League fixture.

Not only can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side strengthen their grip on the top four, but they can also put a massive dent in the title hopes of their fierce rivals. However, avoiding defeat would also see Solskjaer claim a Premier League record of his own.

It is quite clear the Norwegian coach's start to life at United has been special, but the stats reveal just how incredible it has been.

Since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December of last year Solskjaer has won 25 points in his nine Premier League games.

Victory or a draw at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon would see him set a new record points total for a manager in their first 10 games in charge of a Premier League side.

Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink currently holds the record after gaining 25 points in his opening 10 matches in 2009. …

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