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Solskjaer makes it six in a row to stand alone in Manchester United history

Solskjaer makes it six in a row to stand alone in Manchester United history
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Interim manager has made a huge impression.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now stands alone as having the best record to start a Manchester United managerial career after their win at Tottenham.

Prior to the crunch Wembley clash, Solskjaer, like Sir Matt Busby, had won his first five matches in charge since being parachuted in to replace Jose Mourinho on an interim basis.

Marcus Rashford's goal made it six in a row for Solskjaer, and here, Press Association Sport charts them all.

Match One: Cardiff 1 Manchester United 5

Jesse Lingard scores
Jesse Lingard scores (Nick Potts/PA)

Marcus Rashford got the Solskjaer era up and running after just three minutes, with Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard (two) completing a rout.

Match Two: Manchester United 3 Huddersfield 1

Paul Pogba celebrates against Huddersfield
Paul Pogba celebrates against Huddersfield (Martin Rickett/PA)

Paul Pogba, the subject of intense scrutiny during his relationship with Mourinho, scored twice, with Nemanja Matic also on target as Huddersfield were beaten.

Match Three: Manchester United 4 Bournemouth 1

Marcus Rashford scored against Bournemouth
Marcus Rashford scored against Bournemouth (Martin Rickett/PA)

Pogba scored twice more in another big win, with Rashford and Romelu Lukaku also chiming in. Eric Bailly's red card could not dampen the day.

Match Four: Newcastle 0 Manchester United 2

Romelu Lukaku celebrates at Newcastle
Romelu Lukaku celebrates at Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Newcastle away is often a test, but not on this occasion. Lukaku scored again, with Rashford completing the win.

Match Five: Manchester United 2 Reading 0

Solskjaer reacts to beating Reading
Solskjaer reacts to beating Reading (Martin Rickett/PA)

Juan Mata's VAR-awarded penalty got United on their way to a fifth straight win, with Lukaku making it three goals in three games in injury time.

Match Six: Tottenham 0 Manchester United 1

Rashford wheels away after scoring at Wembley
Rashford wheels away after scoring at Wembley (Mike Egerton/PA)

This was billed as the first acid test of Solskjaer's tenure and United came through it, albeit thanks to a fine goalkeeping performance from David De Gea. Rashford scored the winner, but the Spaniard was the hero.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal34206868432566
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Watford35148135050050
8Everton35147145044649
9Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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