Ole Gunnar Solskjær loses job at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar SolskjaerPhoto: John Walton / PA via AP

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s time as Manchester United manager is over. The Norwegian manager lost his job at one of the world’s biggest football clubs.

United confirmed the news in a statement. The 1-4 loss against Watford on Saturday was Solskjær’s last match in the manager’s chair.

Solskjær has been under pressure for a long time due to weak results and performance.

He had significant resources available to strengthen the team during the summer’s transfer season. Among others, he added star defender Raphaël Varane and Jadon Sancho to the team.

In addition, Cristiano Ronaldo was also signed, which created further expectations for Solskjær’s team this season.

“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future. His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments. He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family,” a club statement notes.

The 48-year-old Solskjær is leaving Manchester United without leading the club to a single trophy. This is the first time that happened to a United manager since Frank O’Farrell (1971-72). As a player, Solskjær was at United between 1996 and 2007.

Source: #Norway Today

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