Manchester United

Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona record compared to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man Utd

Mudeet Arora
Ernesto Valverde is touted to be Man Utd's next manager
Ernesto Valverde is touted to be Man Utd's next manager / Eric Alonso/MB Media/GettyImages

Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Ernesto Valverde to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim manager.

The Red Devils have been chasing PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino but due to his availability issues, they have reportedly turned to Valverde.

Many United fans should know that Barcelona fans were pretty divided on Valverde's tactics. But today, we will just be comparing his record with Manchester United's latest sacked manager Solskjaer.

Solskjaer's record as Man Utd manager

Games managed: 168

Won: 91
Drawn: 37
Lost: 40

Goals for: 308
Goals against: 183
Clean sheets: 58

Points per game: 1.84
Win rate: 54.1%
Loss rate: 23.8%

Goals per game: 1.83
Goals against per game: 1.08

Trophies Won: 0

Valverde's record as Barcelona manager

Games managed: 145

Won: 97
Drawn: 32
Lost: 16

Goals for: 339
Goals against: 128
Clean sheets: 65

Points per game: 2.22
Win rate: 66.9%
Loss rate: 11%

Goals per game: 2.33
Goals against per game: 0.88

Trophies Won: 4 (La Liga x2, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana)

Except trophies, there's not much between the two except the fact that Valverde has had the experience to manage a squad with Lionel Messi in it.

Initial talks with Valverde are reportedly on and United are said to be offering him the managerial role till the end of the season before making the push for Pochettino.