Manchester United ‘Decide’ to Sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer Sacked

Another defeat and poor performance has seen Ole Gunnar Solksjaer sacked by Manchester United. Solskjaer returned to the club on December 19 2018 tasked with steadying the ship following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. A much loved and respected player in his career at Old Trafford, he has had some minor successes but the 2021/22 start to the Premier League season has proved to be the end of the road, according to Fabrizio Romano. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Sacked by Manchester United Following Defeat

Performances Not at Desired Level

Before the start of the season, United announced that they had given Solskjaer a three year contract extension until 2024 with the option of an additional year also on the table. Early in the new 2021/22 season, Solskjaer led United to victory over West Ham United setting a new record of 29 games unbeaten away from home. But questions have continually been asked over whether the Norwegian is the right man to take the club back to the glory days they enjoyed under Sir Alex Ferguson.

United have been inconsistent through this season which has been demonstrated with defeats to BSC Young Boys in the Champions League as well as being knocked out of the League Cup at home by West Ham and poor performances and defeats at home to Aston Villa and 4-2 away to Leicester City. Even the win over Atalanta felt like a game where United were lucky to get three points thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo saving the day with a late winner. The final straw was the embarrassing 4-1 loss against Watford.

Liverpool Defeat Beginning of the End as Solskjaer Sacked by Manchester United

One of the fiercest rivals in world football comes along every time Manchester United face Liverpool and when the two met at Old Trafford on October 24 it was a chance for Solskjaer to get the very best from his players but what he got was a hammering by Liverpool where his players downed tools and Paul Pogba was sent off 15 minutes after entering the field of play.

There was never going to be a way Solskjaer, even with his status as a legendary player, could survive what ended being a very large final humiliation, and everything that followed since.

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