United Board Decides To Sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Following Devastating 4-1 Defeat Against Watford.

Manchester United board have concluded plans to sack coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a poor run of results.

The United board reached the decision after a 5-hour emergency meeting following the teams devastating 4-1 away defeat against Watford on Saturday evening.

Joshua King, Ismaila Sarr, Joao Pedro, and Emmanuel Bonaventure all scored for Watford on the day, as substitute Donny van de Beek’s goal was not enough to secure a point for the visitors at Vicarage road.

Man United captain Harry Maguire was also sent off after being shown a second yellow card during the match.

The defeat leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men with just one win in their last seven Premier League games.

The Red Devil's have now conceded 15 goals in their last five Premier League matches, leaving the team in seventh place in the league standings with 17 points from 12 games, and six points off the last Champions League qualification spot.

Solskjaer has overseen just one win in their last seven Premier League games, with their last win dating back to September when they defeated West Ham 2-1.

“Watford away from home, you need to give them a harder time than we did.... Solskjaer said after the game 

"They outfought us, we allowed them to put the ball in our box too easily. There are so many things that can go wrong in football and too many did in the first half.”

“I understand fans who follow the club through thick and thin,”

“I always have belief in myself,” added the Norwegian. “Of course at the moment it’s a difficult time for us. I can trust every single one out there to give their all. The staff are fantastic, but the results are difficult. I believe we can turn this around.

“We’ve had a hard time since Sir Alex left and the fans who’ve been with us have been unbelievable. The signings this summer raised expectations, we hoped to kick on and at the moment we can’t seem to find our form.”

 “The boys are in a terrible place in their heads now,” he said. “We have let ourselves down and the fans down. It’s hard to stand here and explain that but that’s football and we have to take the blame for it.”

According to report from the Guardian, The plan is for an announcement to avoid describing Solskjær as sacked and refer to a mutual agreement. Compensation and other final touches were being attended to after the board completed their discussions.

Final choice will be up to Joel Glazer, the co-chairman who heads the American family’s ownership.

His approval will seal Solskjaer's fate and the official statement will be announced by United in the coming days.

The first-team coach, Michael Carrick, and the club’s technical director, Darren Fletcher whom are both successful former United players, are understood to be ready to take interim charge when Solskjær’s departure is confirmed.

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