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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
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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