– Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the aftermath of the 4-1 defeat at Ranieri’s Watford and temporarily entrusted the team to Michael Carrick who was already part of the coaching staff.

The club thanked the Norwegian manager in a note: “Ole will always be a legend, but with regret we have come to this decision. Although the last few weeks have been disappointing, they shouldn’t overshadow all the work it has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundation for long-term success“.

United are seventh in the Premier League, 12 points from the top occupied by Chelsea. The club will now be looking for a manager to ferry the team through to the end of the season. Solskjaer had extended his contract until 2024.

The 48-year-old Norwegian coach had replaced Jose ‘Mourinho at Old Trafford in December 2018, in the third change of manager at United since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.

Last year he had finished in second place in the Premier League and had lost the Europa League final with Villarreal, once again missing the conquest of a weight trophy.

This year, after a good start, in the championship he has scored just four points out of 21 in the last seven races and has the third to last defense with 21 goals collected. United are expected on Tuesday from the Champions League match in Spain against Villarreal (which Atalanta included in the same group is also looking forward to), then they will face Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League.

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