Former Man United Midfielder Expected To Take Temporary Charge After Solskjaer’s Sacking

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds fans after the match.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be sacked by Man United, with Darren Fletcher expected to take his place on a temporary basis.

The 4-1 defeat against Watford on Saturday has proved to be the final nail for the Norwegian.

In an emergency board meeting held immediately after the disastrous display in which his captain and record signing Harry Maguire was embarrassingly sent off, club executives have decided to relieve Solskjaer of his duties.

As per the M.E.N, Fletcher is poised to be in charge against Villarreal in the Champions League. The former United midfielder, who is also the club’s technical director, could be assisted by Michael Carrick on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils will continue to work on finding a permanent replacement as soon as possible, with Zinedine Zidane believed to be the club’s top pick. However, it’s unclear whether the former Real Madrid manager would take on the role mid-season.

The official announcement of Solskjaer’s departure is expected be made once United finalise Solskjaer’s compensation, understood to be around £7.75 million.

It’s unfortunate that the club legend ends his reign with him being booed by travelling fans at Vicarage Road. The 48-year-old deserves credit for stabilising the Old Trafford outfit and leaving a much better squad than the one he inherited from Jose Mourinho in 2018.