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Gun For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked by Manchester United after humiliating Watford defeat

United added that Michael Carrick will take charge of the forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an “interim manager” for the rest of the season.

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The reaction Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received from the United fans at the end of the game was visceral. Photo: Reuters

The reaction Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received from the United fans at the end of the game was visceral. Photo: Reuters

The reaction Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received from the United fans at the end of the game was visceral. Photo: Reuters

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager, the Premier League club have announced.

United added that Michael Carrick will take charge of the forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an “interim manager” for the rest of the season.

Solskjaer's position was believed to have been the subject of an emergency board meeting following their 4-1 capitulation at Watford on Saturday.

The Red Devils have now parted company with Solskjaer after their horror show at Vicarage Road made it five defeats from seven Premier League matches.

It is understood all the club's senior figures, including owners the Glazers, discussed his future.

The writing was on the wall for Solskjaer when Watford flew into a 2-0 lead through Josh King and Ismaila Sarr.

Substitute Donny van de Beek pulled one back but United's under-fire captain Harry Maguire was sent off after 69 minutes and late goals from Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis piled on the misery.

Former United striker Solskjaer was appointed caretaker boss in December 2018 to replace Jose Mourinho.

The Norwegian became the first United manager to win his first six league games, beating a record held by Sir Matt Busby, and was handed the permanent role the following March.

United finished second behind Manchester City last season but currently lie seventh, six points off West Ham in fourth and 12 behind leaders Chelsea.

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