Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has officially been sacked by Man United following a dismal run of performances that ended in a diabolical capitulation at Watford, with Man United losing 4-1 to struggling minnows Watford.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer fired
Man United released a statement on their website a few hours ago that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has departed from his role as manager of the club, thanking him for his “tireless efforts” during his time as manager.
They wished him the best for the future and said that his place in the club’s history will always be secure; adding that he will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Man United Family.
The statement said that the “difficult” decision was reached with “regret”, and that the disappointing past few weeks should not overshadow and obscure his work over the past three years to rebuild the team’s foundations.
Michael Carrick to take charge
In the meantime, Man United coach Michael Carrick will take charge of the team in the role of caretaker-manager while the club looks to appoint an interim manager.
Michael Carrick is a former Man United player who retired in 2018 and joined the ranks of Man United’s coaching staff – he is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time and also captained the club.
Humiliated by Watford
The sacking of Solkjaer comes in the wake of a shocking (well not really) and utterly humiliating defeat at the hands of Watford, which was the final nail in the coffin after a dismal run of 5 defeats in 7 matches.
The defeat also summed up the club captain’s career so far in a Man United jersey, with the clumsy fumbling defender being sent off during the game and leaving his side down to 10 men.
Despite recruiting world-class superstars in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho, Man United are currently languishing in 7th place – they are only 8 points above the relegation zone despite early-season hints of a sustained challenge for the league title.