The news comes after Man United has lost four out of its five most recent games, and following this weekend’s game, Solskjaer said that “the boys are in a terrible place in their heads now.”
With all eyes looking at the manager, he spoke in the post-match interview and explained that “We have let ourselves down and the fans down. It’s hard to stand here and explain that but that’s football and we have to take the flak for it.”
Unfortunately, his speech about turning things around wasn’t convincing enough, as the club’s board then called for an “emergency meeting” where it was decided that Solskjaer would part ways with the club.
The Norwegian player spent most of his career at Man United, and after joining the club as caretaker manager in 2018, Solskjaer worked alongside José Mourinho before signing a three-year contract to take over as manager on a permanent basis in March 2019.
It remains to be seen who will replace him as the club’s lead, but with exciting recruitments made over the summer, fans are hoping that the team can turn the ship around.
The most exciting signing is, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored two goals in his Premier League debut against New Castle. Other players include Raphaël Varane and Jadon Sancho, who’s struggled to find his footing at the club.
At the time of writing, the Manchester United board has yet to announce Solskjaer’s successor, but the club has reportedly met with Zinedine Zidane, who is a frontrunner.
None of the Man United players have said anything about the sacking, and their social media remains quiet until there’s been an official announcement.