Inside Solskjaer’s 13 failed attempts at winning silverware for Man Utd

Manchester United crashed out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night – meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now come up short in 13 competitions as Red Devils boss.

United were beaten 1-0 by West Ham at Old Trafford in the third round of the tournament, with Manuel Lanzini's ninth-minute strike handing David Moyes a win over his old employers.

Solskjaer has now failed to win 13 trophies since taking the helm in December 2018, which will come as a major frustration for the Norwegian.

And following their latest cup exit, we've taken a look at how United have fared in their other 12 attempts at silverware.

2018/19 campaign

Premier League – After replacing Jose Mourinho when United were 11 points adrift of the top four at the halfway stage of the season, Solskjaer was never going to lead them to glory in the league that year.

However, following a mightily impressive 13-game unbeaten run, he managed to secure a sixth-place finish and Europa League qualification.

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FA Cup – United reached the quarter-finals of the competition under the then-interim boss, beating Reading, Arsenal and Chelsea before suffering defeat against Wolves.

Champions League – After masterminding a heroic comeback to beat Paris St-Germain in the last-16, Solskjaer failed to perform similar miracles when United met Barcelona in the quarter-finals, losing 4-0 on aggregate against the Spanish club.

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2019/20 campaign

Premier League – In his first full season as United boss, Solskjaer failed to mount a title challenge and was instead left to battle it out for a place in the top four, with a poor run of three wins in their first 10 games costing them.

He managed to seal Champions League qualification, nevertheless, by guiding them to third place.

Carabao Cup – The Red Devils reached the semi-finals of the League Cup that year, where they were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by rivals and eventual winners Manchester City.

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FA Cup – Once again Solskjaer's men suffered semi-final heartbreak, this time losing 2-1 against Chelsea at Wembley following wins over Wolves, Tranmere, Derby and Norwich.

Europa League – It then proved third time unlucky for United when they lost yet another semi-final, with Sevilla beating them 2-1 to advance to the final of Europe's second-tier competition.

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2020/21 campaign

Premier League – Solskjaer recorded his highest league finish as Red Devils manager this term, but despite securing second place they never came close to threatening runaway champions City, who were 12 points clear of them by the close of play.

Carabao Cup – Just like the season before, United were dumped out of the League Cup at the final hurdle by City, slumping to a 2-0 defeat against their neighbours at Old Trafford.

FA Cup – After beating Watford, Liverpool and West Ham, Solskjaer and co came unstuck when they met Leicester in the quarter-finals, losing 3-1 at the King Power.

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Champions League – Despite opening their group-stage account with impressive wins over PSG and RB Leipzig, United were sent packing to the Europa League when defeats against the same opponents and Istanbul Basaksehir left them in third place.

Europa League – That Champions League exit looked like a blessing in disguise when Solskjaer reached his first cup final, but an agonising penalty-shootout defeat against Villarreal meant his side came up short.

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