OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER knows he must beat Everton on Saturday to ease the speculation surrounding his future at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United boss is under huge pressure following back-to-back defeats against Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir.

Pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United after two consecutive defeats

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Pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United after two consecutive defeatsCredit: Reuters

Solskjaer, 47, is sweating over his future at the club as talk of United bringing in Mauricio Pochettino heats up.

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United currently sit 15th in the Premier League table after six games played, but they could drop to 17th should they lose to Everton on Saturday.

The Norwegian gaffer has almost been in charge for two years after replacing Jose Mourinho, but how does he compare to Sir Alex Ferguson’s other successors?

Here SunSport takes a look at how they fared at the Theatre of Dreams.

DAVID MOYES – win ratio – 52.9 per cent

Dubbed ‘The Chosen One’ after being hand-picked by Ferguson himself, the Scotsman was handed a six-year contract by United.

However he failed to last a single season after he was sacked in April 2014 after a defeat by his former employers Everton.

Of his 51 games in charge, he won 27, lost 15 and drew nine.

At the time of his sacking, United were seventh in the table – 13 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with four games to go.

The highlight of his spell at United arguably came in his first official match, when his side beat Wigan in the Community Shield.

David Moyes was sacked before the end of his first season in charge at Old Trafford

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David Moyes was sacked before the end of his first season in charge at Old TraffordCredit: Getty Images – Getty

LOUIS VAN GAAL – win ratio – 52.4 per cent

The legendary Dutchman was replaced by Mourinho after guiding United to FA Cup glory at the end of his second year in charge in 2016.

Van Gaal took charge of 103 games, winning 54 and losing 24.

United finished in fourth spot under the tutelage of Van Gaal in his opening campaign, before they finished fifth the following term.

The club also failed to progress from their group in the Champions League in his second season, before crashing out in the Round of 16 stage in the Europa League.

Louis van Gaal lasted just two years at United, despite winning the FA Cup in his last game as manager

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Louis van Gaal lasted just two years at United, despite winning the FA Cup in his last game as managerCredit: Getty Images – Getty

JOSE MOURINHO – win ratio – 58.3 per cent

The Special One boasts the highest win percentage out of any manager post-Ferguson after 84 victories out of 144 matches.

His first year in charge saw United win the League Cup, Europa League and Community Shield, though the club finished in sixth place in the top-flight.

No trophies were won the following year after losing in the Uefa Super Cup, however United finished in second spot.

Despite finishing 19 points behind Manchester City, Mourinho hailed their finish as one his biggest achievements of his career.

Mourinho was sacked in December 2018 after losing to Liverpool, with United winning just seven out of their opening 17 league games.

Jose Mourinho won three trophies during his time in charge at the Theatre of Dreams

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Jose Mourinho won three trophies during his time in charge at the Theatre of DreamsCredit: EPA

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER – win ratio – 54.5 per cent

Solskjaer was initially appointed on an interim basis, but after winning 14 out of his opening 19 games, United offered him a three-year deal.

Under his tutelage, United finished both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons with 66 points, with the first term seeing the club end in sixth spot.

But the points tally was enough to get United into third place in his second campaign in charge after Leicester drifted off following Project Restart.

Pressure is mounting on Solskjaer this season after three defeats already in the top-flight.

United are yet to win any of their home games at Old Trafford – picking up just one point out of 12 on offer.

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