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Manchester United have sacked head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Watford.

The Old Trafford club held an emergency board meeting in the hours following the full-time whistle where the decision was made.

Solskjaer – who admitted that he was “embarrassed by losing the way we do” after the game at Vicarage Road – leaves his position after nearly three years in charge.

United are currently seventh in the Premier League table after 12 games – 12 points behind Chelsea at the top.

In a statement, the club said: “Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision.

“While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.

“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.”

They added that Michael Carrick will take charge of the forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an “interim manager” for the rest of the season.

Source: SL

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