Following their embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday evening, Manchester United have reportedly decided to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Newspremises has learnt.
The club made the announcement in statement issued on their official website on Sunday, November 21, 2021.
The statement reads:
“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision. While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.
“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future. His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments. He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.
“Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.”
Former player Darren Fletcher, a technical director at Old Trafford, is now expected to take over for United’s next two matches against Villarreal and Chelsea until a permanent successor can be found, with Zinedine Zidane and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers on the board’s wishlist.
According to the Sun, Solskjaer has already said his goodbyes to the players and teary staff members, with the inevitable axing now on the horizon.
Solskjaer bid farewell to his staff and players following the brutal defeat with club chiefs to sack him within 48 hours of the final whistle.
The Manchester Evening News also claimed that people in the United camp were in tears following the end result at Vicarage Road and that even the United players believe that the Norwegian will now be axed.
Sacking Solskjaer will cost the club a staggering £7.5million after the Norwegian signed a new three-year deal in July.