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Getting the boot 'Decision made' on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future after late Old Trafford summit

Solskjaer's exit as United manager seems inevitable after his side's humiliating 4-1 defeat at the hands of Watford on Saturday.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager looks to be hanging by a thread (John Walton/PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager looks to be hanging by a thread (John Walton/PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager looks to be hanging by a thread (John Walton/PA)

Confusion reigned over the future of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after rumours and counter-rumours filtered through the football grapevine.

Solskjaer's exit as United manager seems certain after his side's humiliating 4-1 defeat at the hands of Watford on Saturday, with goalkeeper David De Gea among those describing the display as embarrassing.

While Solskjaer vowed to continue in his role, rumours emerged late on Saturday that a decision has now been made to end his agonising reign as United manager.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that senior members of the club's hierarchy have now lost faith in Solskjaer's ability to lead the team out of their slump.

His exit from the job now looks to be inevitable, with an announcement expected in the coming days, with former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane emerging as the club's favoured candidate to take over.

In the post-match press conference at Watford, Solskjaer backed himself and his staff to turn United’s fortunes around.

"I always have belief in myself but of course at the moment it’s a difficult time for us," he stated.

"I can trust every single one out there to give what they have, the staff are fantastic, but the results at the moment are difficult but I believe we can turn this around.

"I understand fans who’ve supported the club through thick and thin, they’ve been fantastic over the past few years, it’s a difficult period, we’ve had a hard time since Sir Alex (Ferguson) left the club.

"The fans who have been with us the last few years since I came in, they’ve been unbelievable, they’ve understood the situation.

“After being second last season, we hoped to kick on and at the moment we can’t seem to find our form so I understand and that’s their right to show their opinion.”

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Earlier, United keeper David De Gea gave a damning verdict on United’s display, telling the BBC: "We don’t know what to do with the ball. We don’t know how to defend properly.

"It was embarrassing, the way we played. The first half was very poor – it’s not acceptable for this club and the level of players that we have.

"It’s another nightmare. There’s been some difficulties but I don’t really know what to say.

"I have been in difficult moments with this club but we are in a difficult situation – we don’t know what to do with the ball, we are conceding a lot of goals. It’s a horrible moment."

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