Why Solskjaer can become Manchester United’s Jurgen Klopp


The Manchester United boss must be given more time in order to build his squad and he could emulate Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.

In life nothing comes easy. Building anything takes time and patience. In the pursuit of greatness there will be setbacks and tumbles along the way. Manchester United will of course know that. Their legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson begun his United career with a shaky start before becoming one of the best managers in the sport’s history and winning everything imaginable on the face of the earth with the Red Devils.

Likewise when Jurgen Klopp took over at Manchester United’s arch rivals, Liverpool, the German coach’s impact was not instantaneous. In fact in his first season at Anfield Jurgen Klopp finished eight in the Premier League. That is considerably worse than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sixth place finish in the Premier League during his first season at Old Trafford last season.

All together it took four years for Jurgen Klopp to return Liverpool back to the pinnacle of the footballing world and win the Champions League.

And when you compare Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s results with Jurgen Klopp after their first year in charge of the two respective clubs, Solskjaer fairs better than his German rival.

After one year at Liverpool Jurgen Klopp had won 30 games, drawn 19 and lost 13, meanwhile Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won 29 games, drawn 12 games and lost 14 after a year at Manchester United. Klopp’s win percentage record therefore is 49.2 percent meanwhile Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a win percentage rate of 52.7 percent since taking charge. These stats are via Twitter.

Success does not come right away, Liverpool fans had suffered ups and downs too before reaching the Champions League final and it is inevitable Manchester United will do the same. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be given time and the club must back him in the transfer windows to come just like Liverpool had done with Jurgen Klopp so that the Norwegian can fulfil his vision at the club.

Solskjaer has done a good job so far, whilst results have been mixed, the performances and his trust in youth has been a breath of fresh air. He still needs time to fully instil his style at the club and to embed his own players into the team.

But with time and patience Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be just as good at Manchester United as Jurgen Klopp.

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What do you think could Ole Gunnar Solskjaer become as good as Klopp?