Manchester United have sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United, who made the decision in the wake of United’s 4-1 defeat at Watford, announced on Sunday they have put Michael Carrick in temporary charge while the club look to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.
A statement said: “Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.
“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision.”
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Statement from United
Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.
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.
BREAKING NEWS: Solskjaer sacked
Manchester United have sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after three years in charge at Old Trafford.
United’s owners ended weeks of speculation by giving Solskjaer the axe after a run of seven defeats from their last 13 games in all competitions.
Attention will turn to appointing a new manager, with United playing away at Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday and then against Chelsea in the league on Sunday.
Solskjaer insisted he still had belief in himself after the defeat to Watford, although goalkeeper David de Gea described the performance as ’embarassing’ and that ‘something is wrong.’
The Glazers appeared to be holding firm while other clubs changed managers prior to the international break but now the American owners have decided to act. Follow all the reaction here throughout the day.