- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign at Old Trafford is coming to an end after Man United’s defeat to Watford
- Man United have managed just four points from seven matches leaving Ole under immense pressure
- Reports now suggest United chiefs have made a decision to get rid of the Norwegian boss
- Darren Fletcher is said to have been earmarked to take over on an interim basis before a new manager is appointed
Man United board has reportedly reached a decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following an emergency meeting in the wake of their 4-1 defeat against Watford on Saturday, November 20.
The Red Devils staged a disappointing performance at Vicarage Road on their return to action after the international break, with the Hornets dominating proceedings from the blow of the whistle.
The hosts downed United 2-0 at the break before Donny van de Beek who came on as a substitute pulling one back for Ole’s men.
Heartbroken Solskjaer apologizes to Man United fans after he’s caught smiling during post-match interview
However, things went from bad to worse for United after skipper Harry Maguire was shown a red card to end hopes of the Manchester side springing a comeback.
Claudio Ranieri’s charges went on to score two more goals to condemn United to a comprehensive defeat.
Ole on the brink
The result left the Old Trafford dwellers with five defeats in seven Premier League matches, forcing the club’s hierarchy to hold crisis talks to determine the future of Solskjaer.
The Times reports United have now made a decision to sack the Norwegian tactician, with the publication claiming the club’s owners believe the coaching team does not have what it takes to steady the ship.
It is believed United will now have to part with £7.5 million (N4.5bn) as compensation for Solskjaer after the ex-Molde boss penned a new deal back in July that should run until 2024.
Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has already been touted as a potential replacement, with Manchester Evening News reporting Darren Fletcher is already in line to take over on an interim basis.
Fletcher rejoined United back in March as the club’s technical director and could be in charge when the side travels to Spain to take on Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, November 23.
Solskjaer apologises for smiling during post-match interview after Watford humbling
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has apologized after he was spotted smiling mid-interview shortly after Man United’s 4-1 thumping by Watford.
Man United were hoping to bring to a halt their disappointing run of results during their trip to Watford but instead suffered yet another frustrating defeat.
The result meant the Red Devils have now picked up just four points from the available 21, leaving them 12 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea who they will face in their next Premier League fixture.
Source: Legit Nigeria