MANCHESTER, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Manchester United captain Harry Maguire mentioned the gamers should share a “big responsibility” for supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s sacking following a dreadful run of outcomes.
The Norwegian parted firm with the membership on Sunday after practically three years as everlasting supervisor — a shambolic 4-1 Premier League defeat at Watford proving the ultimate straw.
Solskjaer’s former assistant Michel Carrick has been put in short-term cost whereas an interim supervisor is chosen.
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Speaking forward of Tuesday’s essential Champions League conflict away to Spanish membership Villarreal, Maguire mentioned Solskjaer’s dismissal had been an emotional day for the squad.
“It has been a very hard time as players. The amount of respect we had for the boss. We’ve been on a journey together,” Maguire, who was despatched off within the defeat at Watford that left United eighth within the Premier League, advised reporters.
“The players need to take a big responsibility. Ultimately the manager has paid the price, we’re all so disappointed by that. We know we haven’t been good enough. We’ve spoken about that. The lads want to succeed.”
After a brilliant begin to the season, following the arrival of signings reminiscent of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo, United have slumped alarmingly and have misplaced 4 of their final 5 league video games, transport 15 objectives within the course of.
“It hasn’t been good enough, not delivering individually or collectively. It snowballed from one thing to another,” Maguire mentioned. “We have to find something within ourselves to find that focus and mentality.
“The supervisor got here in and spoke to us (yesterday), it was an emotional day. He was a legend, he’ll stay one.”
Carrick, who worked with Solskjaer for three years, also said it had been an emotional farewell to the former striker but added his priority now was gaining the win against Villarreal that could all but seal United’s place in the last 16.
Giving little away about the club’s plans to replace Solskjaer, former midfielder Carrick said he would give his best whether it is one game, two games or a stretch longer in charge.
“It’s not the time to look again now, I do know what I might have executed in my very own thoughts higher,” he said.
“It’s simple to look elsewhere, as a participant I used to be precisely the identical. For me what’s subsequent is a flight to Spain and getting ready for tomorrow. All I’ve been desirous about is the sport.
“We have a big game on the weekend (against Chelsea) but we will address that whenever we need to. As long as club want me I will give my best.”
United misplaced to Villarreal on penalties in final season’s Europa League ultimate however avenged that with a 2-1 residence victory in September – when Ronaldo scored a stoppage-time winner.
Group F is extraordinarily tight although with United and Villarreal each on seven factors from 4 video games and Italian membership Atalanta on 5 factors and Young Boys of Switzerland on three.