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Solskjaer Breaks Busby’s All-Time Record Of Winning First Five League Matches

Tanuja Saikhom | 7 months ago

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stretched his winning streak and broke Sir Matt Busby’s all-time record of winning his first five Premier League matches as Manchester United manager. The club recorded their third consecutive clean sheet in all competitions with a 1-0 away win against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the night in the 44th minute with a low finish from Paul Pogba's long pass. However, the star of the game was goalkeeper David De Gea, who displayed a magnificent performance as he denied the Spurs attacks on several occasions.

Caretaker Solskjaer maintained his flawless start by winning all the games out of six since replacing Jose Mourinho as an interim manager in December following a humiliating 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

Before the Spurs tie, Solskjaer’s side had previously won four games over Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, and Newcastle. They also knocked Reading out of the FA Cup and scored 17 goals in six games.

Red Devils under Busby won the first five games of the 1946-47 season, a record which stood for 73 years.

The result earned United leveled on points with fifth-placed Arsenal, 16 points behind leaders Liverpool. They will take on the 13th placed Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday.