Solskjaer fired!Solskjaer fired!

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked by Manchester United and will receive a compensation package worth around £8.5 million for his troubles. Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick will take over as interim manager and assistant manager.

I’m not quite sure what to think here. If Fletcher and Carrick are here for just a few days or a week to allow Ed Woodward to find a more permanent solution, I can live with it. However, if they stay on for the next couple of months or out the rest of the season, then we are stuck in reverse. These guys were once great football players, but they were part of the coaching setup to OGS and will not solve anything! Maybe the players get a little boost to begin with but I’m doubtful.

As for Solskjaer, he was not the right man for the job. He came from managing Cardiff (where he got relegated and sacked) and Molde; he didn’t have any experience managing a big team such as United, even though he was a great player for us back in the day. Firing him, is just repeating the same cycle over again as we have done with Moyes, Van Gaal and Mourinho. Getting a new manager in will probably make things better in the short-term, but I struggle to see United becoming a championship winning side again under this ownership.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not the right man for the job, especially proven after the horrible defeat against Watford the day before. There must be some sort of irony in the fact that Donny Van De Beek scored the only goal for the Red Devils on OGS’ last game for the club. I hold no grudges against the man who has been working with one hand tied behind his back during his stay at Old Trafford and wish him the best of luck for the future.