Manchester United Sack Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Run of Poor Results




Manchester United ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s three-year reign as manager at Old Trafford on Sunday following a run of poor results.

The Norwegian had signed a three-year contract extension until 2024 in July but he was dismissed after United lost five of their last seven league games, including defeats by Aston Villa, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City.

“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," United said in a statement.


“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."

Michael Carrick has been put in interim charge of the team while United search for Solskjaer’s long-term replacement. They play Villarreal away in the Champions League on Tuesday.

United said they are looking to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season rather than a permanent appointment in the coming weeks.

A run of five defeats Solskjaer’s final seven league games contrasts sharply with the anticipation that surrounded the club in August when Cristiano Ronaldo made a surprise return to Old Trafford in the final days of the transfer window.

United also spent over £100 million on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane as they looked to build on finishing second in the league to Manchester City last season.

However, Solskjaer was unable to assemble the pieces of his star-studded squad into a collective unit despite Ronaldo’s return of nine goals in 14 games.

“We don’t know what to do with the ball, we don’t know how to defend properly and we’re conceding a lot of goals," said United goalkeeper David de Gea, whose double penalty save from Watford’s Ismaila Sarr counted for nothing.

“It’s not acceptable for this club and the level of players that we have. It’s another nightmare."

Solskjaer had ridden out storms before in a rollercoaster but ultimately trophyless three years.

Source: news18


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