Man Utd Have New Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Replacement To Ponder After Champions League Action

Manchester United will reportedly be forced to fork out £7.5million after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian entitled to a full year's pay despite his side's awful form on the pitch.

The Red Devils decided to sack the Norwegian after holding an emergency board meeting in the wake of their humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.

It was United's fifth Premier League defeat in their last seven outings, with rivals Liverpool and Manchester City both easily swatting the Old Trafford outfit aside in recent weeks too.

Manchester United will reportedly have to pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £7.5m after sacking him

Manchester United will reportedly have to pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £7.5m after sacking him

United reached crisis point after their humiliating defeat at Watford on Saturday afternoon

United reached crisis point after their humiliating defeat at Watford on Saturday afternoon

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Now, to add insult to injury, The Sun claim the club now owe their former manager a full year's salary, which equates to £7.5m, despite their shocking form on the pitch.

That figure reportedly makes him the fifth best-paid manager in England, behind his City and Liverpool counterparts Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, as well as Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa.

The hapless Norwegian was left apologising to the away end in front of a chorus of boos at Vicarage Road and has now been relieved of his duties following yet another big, unexpected defeat.

Former midfielder Michael Carrick - now on the coaching staff at Old Trafford will take over for United's next two matches against Villarreal and Chelsea until a permanent successor can be found.

Solskjaer's men have lost five of their last seven top-flight matches, including against Pep Guardiola's Man City

Solskjaer's men have lost five of their last seven top-flight matches, including against Pep Guardiola's Man City

United's co-chairman Joel Glazer now reportedly wants a step to be taken in their pursuit of former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, while Foxes boss Rodgers - who poured cold water on speculation ahead of the weekend - is also on the board's wishlist.

The former France midfielder won the Champions League on three occasions with the Spanish giants  as boss and is seen as the obvious replacement for Solskjaer.

It was previously understood that the Frenchman had no desire to take the reins at Old Trafford during mid-season, though is now set to be greeted with a charm offensive as United look to bring him in.

In further reports via the Sun, Solskjaer said his goodbyes to the players and teary staff members, with his axing confirmed shortly after he, Woodward and the players arrived at the training ground on Sunday morning. 

Michael Carrick (right) will take charge of the team after stepping up from assistant coach

Michael Carrick (right) will take charge of the team after stepping up from assistant coach 

The Manchester Evening News also claimed that people in the United camp were in tears following the end result at Vicarage Road and that even the United players believed that the Norwegian had reached the end of his time in charge.

The 48-year-old Norwegian won just four games in 13 and the collapse in form has been dramatic with the defeat at Vicarage Road following back-to-back home defeats to bitter rivals City and Liverpool.

With the defeat at Watford, United have now lost four of their last five Premier League games, conceding 16 goals in the process and have the worst defensive record of any team in the top 10.

Joel Glazer, meanwhile, wants the club to step up their pursuit of Frenchman Zinedine Zidane

Joel Glazer, meanwhile, wants the club to step up their pursuit of Frenchman Zinedine Zidane

Solskjaer acknowledged the dismal run was a source of embarrassment for him and the players.

'The results are not good enough, we know that,' he continued. 'We've gone 30 games unbeaten away from home and now we've lost two on the bounce and conceded four goals in both of them, so of course something's wrong.'

'I feel for the fans and I feel the same as them - we're embarrassed by losing the way we do.

'We know we are in a very bad run and a bad situation, but that's football and I know they'll support whoever is on the pitch every day, and sometimes you've got to say sorry.'

Source : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10226439/Ole-Gunnar-Solskjaer-entitled-7-5MILLION-severance-package-Man-United-sack-now.html

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