After sacking, Manchester United demolish a massive Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mural at Old Trafford.
Man United have taken down a large mural outside Old Trafford dedicated to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, just days after the Norwegian was sacked as manager.
After a giant mural of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was torn down outside Old Trafford, Manchester United fans are already looking forward to life without him.
Three workers were seen removing the image from the Sir Matt Busby stand on Wednesday, just three days after he was fired.
After a dismal run of five losses in seven league matches, Solskjaer’s three-year tenure as Manchester United manager came to an end.
Heavy losses to Liverpool and Manchester City were painful, but United’s 4-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday, which put them 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea, was the final straw.
After the game, the club’s board called an emergency meeting, and Ole was relieved of his duties at United’s training ground the next morning.
Michael Carrick, the first-team coach, has been named caretaker manager until a permanent replacement is found.
The club is interested in hiring Mauricio Pochettino as a permanent replacement for Solskjaer, but they are unlikely to do so before the summer because Paris Saint-Germain do not want to lose their manager in the middle of the season.
As a result, Man United are considering moves for Ernesto Valverde, Ralf Rangnick, and Lucien Favre, among others, as a temporary head coach until Pochettino becomes available.
Pochettino is the club’s top target, but if he isn’t available, they will turn their attention to Ajax manager Erik ten Hag and Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.
Carrick, the caretaker manager, led the Red Devils to a 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
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United advanced to the knockout stages of the competition thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho in the second half.
Carrick dedicated the win to Solskjaer after the game.
“I’ve told the guys,” the 40-year-old said, “it hasn’t been an easy couple of days for everyone at the club.”
“I can enjoy it so much, but I can’t get away from the fact that that result feels like it’s for Ole.”