News 21 November 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjær officially sacked as Manager of Manchester United

21 November 2021

The board for Manchester United football club have decided to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjær during an emergency meeting held on Saturday night.

The emergency meeting was called following the club’s game against Watford on Saturday that ended at a final score of 4-1 in Watford’s favour.

The club manager was booed by Man United fans and following the loss, he said, “I always have belief in myself. Of course at the moment it’s a difficult time for us. I can trust every single one out there to give their all. The staff are fantastic, but the results are difficult. I believe we can turn this around.

“Watford away from home, you need to give them a harder time than we did. They outfought us, we allowed them to put the ball in our box too easily. There are so many things that can go wrong in football and too many did in the first half.”

According to The Observer, Ole Solskjær’s departure is a mutual decision and the club waited for Joel Glazer, co-chairman of the club, to approve the decision before releasing their official statement.

In their official statement, Manchester United 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. 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.”

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