Ander Herrera reacts to Solskjaer's final United interview

Manchester United’s choice to broadcast a farewell interview with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after sacking him was an unusual one.

In the circumstances, it worked, as it allowed Solskjaer to say a proper goodbye.

So often managers are ushered through the exit door without saying a word, signed to secrecy agreements as part of a pay-off.

While Solskjaer will get his pay-off, there is no bitterness, only sadness and regret that it could not have worked out differently.

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Solskjaer said: “I want to get it out there, I’m going to leave by the front door, because I think everyone knows I’ve given everything for this club.

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

Positive reaction to Ole’s interview

Former star Ander Herrera paid tribute to Solskjaer and spoke of how blessed he felt to have worked under him.

Herrera left United after the club messed him about over his contract and he left on a free when PSG came in with a superior offer.

Former United academy star Ben Thornley works as a pundit for MUTV and he praised the way Solskjaer conducted himself in the interview, and throughout his time at the club.

Solskjaer is unlikely to fade into obscurity, he will be back at United in some capacity in the future no doubt.

One thing he won’t be doing is speaking out to the press about his time at United.

He explained: “I only think it’s right that it comes from the horse’s mouth. I don’t want to answer all… there’s going to be journalists asking me about interviews but no, I’m not going to do any interviews.”

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