Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Watford loss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the manager of Manchester United, has been fired.

Following a poor start to the season, the Norwegian has been under increased pressure, which was heightened by their 4-1 defeat against Watford on Saturday.

Following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after nearly three years in charge, Michael Carrick will take over as temporary manager until the end of the season.

The former United striker took over as interim manager in December 2018 before being promoted to full-time near the end of the season.

“Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager,” read an official statement.

“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 who gave us many great moments.

“He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.”

Despite losing four of their past five games, United is currently eighth in the Premier League.

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