Ole Gunnar Solskjaer breaks his silence on Manchester United’s sacking

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has accepted that the time was right to “step aside” after being fired as Manchester United manager.

Solskjaer was sacked by United on Sunday morning following Saturday afternoon’s 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road, which condemned the Reds to their fifth Premier League defeat in their last seven games.

After the full-time whistle at Vicarage Road, the former United boss was booed by some members of the far corner before vowing to fight on and try to turn United’s fortunes around at his post-match press conference.

However, after an emergency meeting that took place in the club’s hierarchy on Saturday night, the board made the decision to resign. Solskjaer, nearly three years after he initially succeeded Jose Mourinho on an interim basis.

On his departure, Solskjaer said: United’s club website : “You know what this club means to me and what I wanted to achieve here.

“For the club, for the fans, for the players, for the staff. I wanted us to take the next step to challenge the league, to win trophies and I just think it’s right that it comes out of the mouth comes from the horse.”

“I don’t want to answer everything… there will be journalists who will ask me questions about interviews, but no, I’m not going to do interviews. I want to get it out, I’m leaving through the front door, because I think everyone knows that I gave everything for this club.

“This club means everything to me and together we are a good match, but unfortunately I couldn’t get the results we needed and it’s time for me to step aside.”

Although Solskjaer’s tenure at Old Trafford ended on a sour note, with the Reds’ recent performances and results well below the required standard, he remains immensely proud to have led the club.

“Very, very proud,” he added, reflecting on his time in charge. “Of course it’s one of those things you dream about in your life. If you’ve been a player, if you’ve been a reserve team coach, then the next job, the only dream and the only thing you haven’t done is to join the club.” to manage, and I have now done so.

“It was a ball, it was absolutely enjoying from the first to the last minute, so I have to thank all the players because since I came in they have been top guys, top people.

“Some have come, some have gone, but they were all such a fun bunch to work with.

“First of all I would like to thank the board and owners for giving me the opportunity as it is not for everyone and I have had the opportunity. I am so honored and privileged to have been given the confidence to take the club forward, and I really hope I leave it in a better condition than when I came.

“I’ve made some great friends, I reconnected with some great friends, new staff come in that I’ve become really good friends with. The other staff that were here when I was there, we’re good friends and we have contact and that’s what it’s all about at a club like this, with the fans, the fans have been amazing, from the first day in cardiff to the last. [They’ve been] great, and we’ll see each other again.”

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