Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United have confirmed that they have parted ways with Norwegian boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the wake of the Red Devils' humiliating 4-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Watford on Saturday.

The club confirmed the decision on Sunday morning with a statement on their official website thanking the club legend for his three years of service in the Old Trafford hot seat.

Former United player Michael Carrick will take charge of first-team affairs ahead of the appointment of an interim head coach to lead the club to the end of the current Premier League campaign.

"Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager," read the statement, posted at 10.30am GMT.

"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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