January and February
United had a busy start to the year, with nine matches in January.
They lost to Manchester City and Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup and Premier League respectively, while drawing with Arsenal and Liverpool in the top flight.
However, United did secure victories over Aston Villa, Watford, Burnley, and Fulham – while beating Liverpool in the FA Cup at Old Trafford.
In February, the games continued to come thick and fast.
They battled their way past Real Sociedad in the Europa League round of 32, winning 4-0 in the first leg in Spain, but slipped to frustrating draws away at Chelsea and at home to Everton.
United did, however, batter Southampton 9-0 on home soil with strikes from Anthony Martial, a Jan Bednarek own goal and further efforts from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James making it a memorable night under the lights at Old Trafford.
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March and April
United started March by losing 3-1 to Leicester in the FA Cup.
However, they responded by battling past AC Milan in the Europa League round of 16 – with Paul Pogba’s goal in the first leg at the San Siro proving key.
United picked up Premier League wins over Manchester City and West Ham, too, though were held to a dull 0-0 draw away at Crystal Palace.
Solskjaer’s side were impressive in April, beating Brighton, Granada (x2), Tottenham and Burnley before hammering Roma 6-2 later in the month.
It was a bad spell for the club off the field, however, with news of the European Super League surfacing shortly after the Burnley defeat.
Fortunately, the Glazers and Ed Woodward dropped the idea to form a new breakaway top flight. Yet it certainly stoked anger within fans, who took to Old Trafford to protest over the way their club was being run.
May and June
United proceeded to the Europa League final after eliminating Roma, though they’d later miss out on the prize by losing to Villarreal on penalties.
They outplayed Aston Villa away from home but were left paying the price after Harry Maguire hobbled out with an injury that would prematurely end his season.
United drew with Fulham and beat Wolves during their final two Premier League matches of the season.
Yet they were battered 4-2 by Liverpool at home, in a fixture that had to be rearranged.
Angry fans had stormed Old Trafford when the match was first meant to be played and United were slow out the blocks as Jurgen Klopp’s side ran riot.
July and August
In July, United signed Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane from Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively.
They then won two of their opening three Premier League matches the following month, crushing Leeds 5-1 and edging out Wolves with a draw with Southampton in between.
August did, though, mark the Hollywood homecoming of Ronaldo.
The 36-year-old had looked set to join Manchester City, who turned to the veteran after missing out on Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
Yet Ronaldo moved back to Old Trafford after interventions from Sir Alex Ferguson, Bruno Fernandes, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra.
September and October
Ronaldo scored three goals in his first two games back at United in September, including a brace against Newcastle and a strike against Young Boys.
The defeat to the Swiss minnows, however, started their abysmal decline under Solskjaer.
United beat West Ham away before losing to the same opponents in the Carabao Cup, while relying on Ronaldo to dig them out of a hole against Villarreal.
They also lost to Aston Villa on a chastening day at the Theatre of Dreams.
In October, United beat Tottenham and Atalanta – as well as securing a draw against Everton.
Yet the month will be remembered for awful defeats at home to Liverpool and away at Leicester, with the club shipping nine goals in those two matches.
November and December
In November, United’s fortunes worsened with horrendous defeats to Manchester City and Watford.
The 4-1 loss to the latter at Vicarage Road was the final straw for the board, who then relieved Solskjaer of his duties less than 24 hours afterwards.
Michael Carrick was placed on interim charge and steered United to a 2-0 win away at Villarreal, as well as a respectable draw away at Chelsea.
United beat Arsenal 3-2 earlier this month with Ronaldo at the double, with Rangnick taking over from Carrick – who opted to leave for pastures new.
So far under Rangnick, United have secured victories over Crystal Palace and Norwich City with a draw against Young Boys in the Champions League in between.