Man United move to sack Solskjaer, identify interim coach, ‘eye’ Zidane

Manchester United hierarchy has finally decided to let manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leave the club after the embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, according to The Times.

United have now made the decision to sack the Norwegian, with the club’s owners saying that the manager and his coaching crew have made a side ‘less than the sum of its parts’.

Solskjaer will get the sum of £7.5 million in compensation, according to the newspaper as his new contract expires in July 2024.

Man United owners, the Glazer family, have also directed the club’s hierarchy to step up their pursuit of Zinedine Zidane, with the Frenchman emerging their first-choice candidate to replace Solskjaer.

Former Manchester United star, Darren Fletcher, who was appointed as United’s technical director in March, is in the frame to take charge of the team on an interim basis, until Zidane arrives.

Fletcher made nearly 350 appearances as a player for United and coached the club’s Under-16s.

The former Scotland international was then moved to his technical director role just a few months later.

Fletcher will lead the Red Devils in their Champions League clash against Villarreal in Spain on Tuesday.