Big Match

Different managers, same old problems

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts after the match, Manchester United v Manchester City, on April 24, 2019.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts after the match, Manchester United v Manchester City, on April 24, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

With their recent dismal run, United are no better off than when Mourinho was in charge

When Marcus Rashford coolly dispatched an injury-time penalty to complete one of the great European comebacks, eliminating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and, in effect, securing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the Manchester United manager's job, the Norwegian had 14 wins in 17 games.

When Leroy Sane surged through United's apology for a defence on Wednesday, it ensured a seventh defeat in nine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2019, with the headline 'Different managers, same old problems'. Print Edition | Subscribe