Manchester United decided to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds the fans-Watford v Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds the fans-Watford v Manchester United - IMAGO / PA Images

United are closing in on sacking under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United have decided to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the 4-1 defeat to Watford in the Premier League.

United were battered by struggling Claudio Ranieri’s men at Vicarage Road last night, which has left them winless in their last seven Premier League games.

According to Athletic, the Red Devils board have held a crisis meeting after the defeat and have decided to part ways with the under-performing Norwegian manager.

The report also adds that the announcement of Solskjaer’s sacking would be made in due course and United are determined to give the Norwegian a respectful farewell.

The Red Devils have failed to exceed expectations despite spending heavily in the summer transfer window.

Speculations grew over Solskjaer’s future following United’s stagnant run in recent weeks and especially after the derby defeat to Manchester City before the international break.

However, United didn’t make any hurried decision and decided to back the Norwegian gaffer.

Now, Solskjaer appears to have reached the breaking point after the defeat to Watford.

Reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has recently reported that United owner Joel Glazer has given the nod to sack Solskjaer.

Assistant coach Michael Carrick and technical director Darren Fletcher are in line to become the new interim manager.

Solskjaer took charge as United’s manager in 2018 after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

The 48-year-old has failed to win a single trophy at Old Trafford in his reign, only finishing as runners-up in the Europa League and the Premier League last season.