Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has reacted to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.
The Frenchman says he expects to see Solskjaer at Manchester United’s next home game at Old Trafford, against Arsenal in early December.
Evra says he will direct his criticism towards Manchester United’s players, feeling that Solskjaer did everything he could.
Solskjaer had to go
Solskjaer had to go after the 4-1 defeat to Watford proved to be the final straw.
United were humiliated and it was one time too many for fans to endure.
The team had gained just four points from the past seven Premier League games.
United have a hugely talented squad and Solskjaer eventually could get no more out of the players.
Last season the club finished in second place, but this year that already looks beyond United, who are 12 points off league leaders Chelsea – the team who the Red Devils face next.
A club statement says United are now looking to appoint an interim boss between now and the end of the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United spell
- Appointed in 2018 as interim boss
Solskjaer was hired until the end of the 2018/19 season in a surprise move as a stop-gap after Jose Mourinho was sacked.
- Hired full-time in March 2019
After a superb Premier League run, Solskjaer defeated Paris Saint-Germain in a Champions League upset win after a 2-0 first leg defeat. The momentum saw United give Solskjaer the job full-time.
- An up and down 2019/20
After a terrible end to the 2018/19 season, Solskjaer began the following season poorly and the decision to hand him the job looked like a possible error. Solskjaer then rallied his team and managed to finish in third place. Along the way United lost three semi-finals.
- Second place in 2020/21
United built on third the previous year and managed to finish in second. The team even topped the table in January before sliding off. United reached another semi-final, and then reached the Europa League final, losing to Villarreal on penalties.
- Unable to take the next step
Solskjaer was backed in the summer and got the players he wanted. After a terrific first game against Leeds, United’s performances stuttered, gradually getting worse. The defence leaked goals and the whole team seemed to take a backwards step. A 4-1 loss to Watford was the final humiliation.
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