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'The Difference Between Ole And Me Is Ole Has Been Given Time'

'The Difference Between Ole And Me Is Ole Has Been Given Time'

Despite the poor result against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, it appears that Manchester United have turned a corner since the restart.

The continuation of Bruno Fernandes' impressive form, combined with a rejuvenated Paul Pogba and the blistering development of Mason Greenwood, have made United a joy to watch going forward as they close in on a top four finish.

Prior to the FA Cup defeat, United went 19 games unbeaten but their season has not been without its bumps too.

After an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley in January, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job looked to be hanging by a thread as his side were jeered by their own supporters.

Cue the Bruno Fernandes effect.

One man that's familiar with feeling the pressure at Old Trafford is former United manager David Moyes.

However, despite Moyes' inability to convince the board and fans, after 32 games in charge of Manchester United in all competitions, Moyes had a higher win ratio than Solskjaer -  56.3% to 53.1%.

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On Wednesday night, Moyes will be hoping that his West Ham side can deliver a blow to United's Champions League qualification hopes when they travel to Old Trafford.

Speaking with Sky Sports ahead of the game, the West Ham manager discussed why he feels Solskjaer has managed to survive in the job while he was sacked.

"Ole had a difficult start. I think the difference between Ole and me is Ole has been given time. But I have to say he's doing a really good job," he said.

While Moyes' point may be valid, we're pretty sure that Solskjaer never oversaw a gameplan that resulted in his side sending 81 crosses into the box.

Another point is that unlike Moyes, the Norwegian didn't inherit a team that were the league champions too.

Paul Moore

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