There is no denying that Manchester United is in the midst of an alarming slump – and it does not look like it's going to get better as soon as possible.

The fate of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has changed drastically since his appointment as the permanent boss of Old Trafford after a fairy-tale time as interim boss.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been closely scrutinized by Manchester United

AFP or licensor

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been closely scrutinized by Manchester United

The statistics make for grim reading. Sunday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa means that United have recorded just four wins in their last 18 league games.

But how is Solskjær's track record comparable to that of Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho after 22 Premier League games?

talkSPORT.com has cracked the numbers and figured out …


Sir Alex Ferguson

Won: 9

Drawn: 8

Lost: 5

Goals for: 29

Goals against: 19

Profit ratio: 40.9 percent

It is well documented that Fergie made a difficult start to his tenure at United after replacing Ron Atkinson.

The Scot won only one of his first six games, but after a defeat at Wimbledon in late November, her fate changed drastically for the better.

After only one defeat in 13 games, they were able to improve to 13th place by mid-March.

After that it was not bad for Ferguson …

David Moyes

Won: 11

Drawn: 4

Lost: 7

Goals for: 36

Goals against: 27

Profit ratio: 50 percent

While Moyes has a better record than Ferguson in his first 22 top games, it should not be forgotten that Ferguson took on a relegation-threatened side while Moyes took over the reigning Premier League champions.

Moyes had a promising start to his tenure and won ten of his first 17 games, but there was little to celebrate from his 10-month tenure.

They have lost six league games at home to the Scots and were beaten in the FA Cup at Old Trafford by Swansea, while Sunderland defeated them in the semi-finals of the League Cup.

Louis van Gaal

Won: 11

Drawn: 7

Lost: 4

Goals for: 36

Goals against: 21

Profit ratio: 50 percent

Van Gaal did much better than his predecessor. He was at the head of the Premier League giants for two years and also brought home trophies in the shape of the FA Cup.

The Dutchman got off to a good start as Red Devils boss and won nine of his first 17 games.

And despite winning four of his last six Premier League games and handing over the above-named trophy after defeating Crystal Palace at Wembley, Van Gaal was fired after failing to secure the Champions League qualifiers.

Jose Mourinho

Won: 11

Drawn: 8

Lost: 3

Goals for: 33

Goals against: 21

Profit ratio: 50 percent

Mourinho was upset at Old Trafford before being dismissed in December last year due to poor results and unrest among the players.

However, he won the Europa League and the Carabao Cup in his first season and led United to second place.

Like Van Gaal, the "Special One" won half of his first 22 Premier League games and lost only three games during that time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Won: 6

Drawn: 8

Lost: 8

Goals for: 28

Goals against: 31

Profit ratio: 27.3 percent

During his temporary tenure, Solskjaer broke many records, including being the first United manager to win the first six games and earning the top scores of all top managers in his first ten games.

For the Norwegian, however, it was nothing short of a failure, when he was appointed permanent boss and United could only win six victories in 22 top games.

Since losing to Mourinho last December, Solskjaer has scored just 26 points in 17 games. Almost a year later and Cardiff City's former head MUST win all of his next three Premier League games, or his own record of 17 games will be even worse than his predecessor.

Simon Jordan can not believe Manchester United will stay with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

LIVE on talkSPORT

Take a look at all the live comments that appear on our network this week …

Preston v West Brom (Monday, 19:45) – talkSPORT 2

Millwall vs. Nottingham Forest (Friday, 19:45) – talkSPORT 2

Everton vs. Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30 pm) – talkSPORT

Huddersfield v Leeds (Saturday, 12:30 pm) – talkSPORT 2

Tottenham vs. Burnley (Saturday 15:00) – talkSPORT 2

Manchester City v Manchester United (Saturday, 17.30) – talkSPORT

West Brom vs Swansea (Sunday, 12:00) – talkSPORT 2

Something has to change quickly at United. Otherwise, Solskjaer suffers a similar fate as most of his predecessors, as well as Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino, both of whom were fired this season at Arsenal and Tottenham.

Emery only lasted 18 months in the Emirates, overseeing the club's worst run in 27 years before being punished by the Gunners last Friday.

Meanwhile, Pochettino's five-and-a-half-year spurs ended on 19 November, when the Premier League club finished in 14th place and has not been on the road since January.


Saturday is GameDay at talkSPORT We bring you three LIVE comments on the Premier League through our network, including the Manchester Derby

,