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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sets Premier League record as Manchester United draw to leaders Liverpool

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set a Premier League record for the most points won by a manager in his first ten matches in charge after Manchester United drew to Liverpool.

Solskjaer, who was placed in temporary charge of the Red Devils in December following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, has taken 26 points from his first ten league games at United.

Sunday’s 0-0 draw with new Premier League leaders Liverpool saw Solskjaer break the record held by former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink.

In a match which lacked any real clear-cut chances, Manchester United were forced to make all three substitutions in the opening 45 minutes.

Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and substitute Jesse Lingard were all forced off for the home side, which meant the seemingly injured Marcus Rasford had to stay on.

Liverpool dominated possession in the first half but could not trouble United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Manchester United, meanwhile, threatened from set-pieces and Joel Matip’s blushes were saved by the offside flag after he put the ball into the back of his own net.

The goalless draw ensures Liverpool return to the top of the Premier League, one point clear of Manchester City, who face Chelsea in the EFL Cup final on Sunday afternoon.

United drop to fifth behind Arsenal, who beat Southampton 2-0 at home this weekend.

Speaking after the match, Liverpool’s James Milner told Sky Sports: ‘The clean sheet is pleasing. This isn’t an easy place to come, United have been playing really well recently.

‘Hopefully it turns out to be a good point at the end of the season. The final ball wasn’t there today.’

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