Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United sides have a history of starting the season slowly – this is actually their best points return through the first eight games under his stewardship. The former Red Devils striker took over, initially as caretaker, mid-season in December 2018, so this is his third season in charge from the outset. United began 2019-20 with only nine points from eight games, beating Chelsea but lying 12th after defeats to Crystal Palace, West Ham and Newcastle, while last season they had seven from six games but then beat Everton and West Ham to reach 13 and climb to 10th in the table.
|Champions League (League Winners): Chelsea|
|Champions League (League Position): Liverpool, Manchester City, Brighton and Hove Albion|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Tottenham Hotspur|
|Relegation (League Position): Burnley, Newcastle United, Norwich City|