How Solskjaer’s Man Utd have spent less time in top 4 this season than Palace, Bournemouth and Watford

MANCHESTER UNITED have finally found themselves in a top four spot for the first time since the opening game of the season.

The Red Devils were a whopping 11 points behind Chelsea when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed interim boss.

Their incredible resurgence has seen them pick up 25 points from a possible 27.

A 3-0 victory away at Fulham on Sunday saw them leapfrog Chelsea into fourth with Maurizio Sarri’s side humbled 6-0 at Manchester City.

It has been a long time coming with United fans having to wait 25 matches to occupy a Champions League spot.

It has been so rare this season that Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Watford have all spent more days in the top four.

Players like Paul Pogba have looked rejuvenated under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be handed the United job on a full-time basis
Manchester United have picked up 25 from a possible 27 points
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The Hornets’ terrific form at the start of the campaign saw them sit in fourth spot until their sixth game of the season.

Title-chasers Liverpool have spent 182 days inside the top four followed by Chelsea with 179.

Solskjaer will now turn his attentions to ensuring United remain in contention to qualify for the Champions League.

The Norwegian boss faces arguably his toughest test yet when United host Liverpool in their next league outing.

Chelsea have dropped out of a top four spot

And next month they face back-to-back contests away at Arsenal before hosting Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

SunSport exclusively revealed how Solskjaer will be named the United boss on a permanent contract.

It is understood the decision has been made at board level, although the club may not announce it until the end of the season.


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