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Factbox: Reaction to Manchester United sacking Solskjaer

Nov 21 (Reuters) – Following is response to Manchester United sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, with Michael Carrick set to take cost till the membership appoints an interim supervisor. learn extra

GARY NEVILLE, TELEVISION PUNDIT AND FORMER UNITED DEFENDER

“Thank you Ole. You did us proud. The last two months were tough but before that you restored some soul into the club,” he stated on Twitter.

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On the membership’s failings, Neville instructed Sky Sports: “They’re scrambling, they’re reacting. It’s three times they’ve given a manager a long contract or extension and sacked them within a few months. The planning is poor.

“I do suppose Ole was the fitting appointment when it comes to taking on from Jose Mourinho, the membership was spiralling into a reasonably woeful place.”

MICHAEL OWEN, FORMER LIVERPOOL AND UNITED FORWARD

“There had been larger managerial names than him that attempted and failed in latest seasons and he leaves the membership with essentially the most gifted assortment of gamers it is had shortly. It’s the subsequent supervisor’s job to get the most effective out of them,” Owen said on Twitter.

“It has to be the worst attainable time for Manchester United to be in search of a brand new supervisor. Early within the season with hardly any high managers out there.

“The only obvious one available is (Zinedine) Zidane but the language barrier is surely a huge issue. An interim manager looks likely – again.”

PETER SCHMEICHEL, FORMER UNITED GOALKEEPER

“It’s really sad, I am seriously really sad. On Ole’s behalf, on the football club’s behalf, on all the fans’ behalf. It’s too many managers we’ve had to dismiss in too short a period of time,” Schmeichel stated on the Qatar Grand Prix.

“We’ve been used to 27 years for one man (Alex Ferguson) to be in the hot seat and I just feel for Ole. He’s done everything he could, but in this modern day football it’s been deemed not to be enough.”

MICAH RICHARDS, FORMER PLAYER AND TELEVISION PUNDIT

“You’ve got (Cristiano) Ronaldo, (Paul) Pogba, (Bruno) Fernandes, (Jadon) Sancho and all them players. Something has to give and Ole was not getting the best out of those players,” he instructed Sky Sports.

JAMIE REDKNAPP, SKY SPORTS PUNDIT

“Manchester United are the same as everyone else now, they’re in the rat race. They need to win games.

“I do not suppose anybody has a clue about what they’re doing. I do not suppose the Manchester United board know what they’re doing.”

ANDY COLE, FORMER UNITED FORWARD

“All the most effective my pal. Whatever individuals say you’ll all the time be a Manchester United legend. You have put your coronary heart and soul into bringing the glory days again to outdated Trafford,” Cole wrote on Instagram.

LOUIS SAHA, FORMER UNITED STRIKER

“Solskjaer has been saved too many instances by particular person gamers. Individuals made it seem like Manchester United might come again in video games,” Saha told BBC Radio.

“Solskjaer could not get that consistency or whole self-discipline.

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Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ed Osmond

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