Proud Solskjaer says leaves United in better shape


MANCHESTER, England, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, sacked as Manchester United supervisor on Sunday, stated he was pleased with his time in cost and believes he has left the membership in a better state than when he took over from Jose Mourinho practically three years in the past.

Solskjaer was dismissed after Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Watford left the crew in seventh place with only one win from their final seven matches.

“I’m going to leave by the front door, because I think everyone knows I’ve given everything for this club. This club means everything to me and together we’re a good match, but unfortunately I couldn’t get the results we needed and it’s time for me to step aside,” he instructed the membership’s MUTV channel.

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“I think, or I know I leave this club with a better squad. The environment is fantastic, it’s an environment I’m proud of leaving because you have to enjoy coming in here working,” he stated.

Solskjaer, who gained six Premier League titles as a participant and scored the stoppage-time profitable aim in the 1999 Champions League last in opposition to Bayern Munich, stated he had been honoured to have been the membership’s supervisor.

“Very, very proud. Of course, it’s one of those things you dream of in your life. When you’ve been a player, when you’ve been a reserve team coach, the next job then, the only dream and the only thing you haven’t done is to manage the club, and I have now.

“It’s been a ball, it’s been completely gratifying from the primary to the final minute, so I’ve to thank all of the gamers as a result of since I got here in, they’re high lads, high individuals,” he said.

Michael Carrick, another former player who has been part of Solskjaer’s coaching staff will take charge of the side at Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday while the club search for an interim coach to manage the team to the end of the season.

A win would secure a place in the knockout stage for United and Solskjaer backed them to achieve that goal.

“As I’ve stated to (the gamers) this morning as nicely, belief yourselves, you realize we’re better than this. We’ve not been in a position to present it however exit, chest out, get pleasure from being a Man United participant, Champions League, the largest stage.

“If and when you win the game, you’re through to the next round, Michael is going to be in charge. Michael, I have the utmost respect (for), I love Michael to bits. I’m becoming emotional now because he’s top, they’ll be fine. I’ll watch them and support them,” he stated.

Solskjaer stated he supposed to spend a while together with his household in Norway earlier than any eventual return to the sport and stated he would observe the crew as a fan.

“I’ll watch the team of course and hopefully, the next manager comes in and I want to support him. I want him to be successful, hopefully I’ve laid the foundations for that to happen because I know I’m good at what I’m doing.

“I’m a 100% certain to create a soccer surroundings, that’s the place I’m good at and sooner or later, I’ll in all probability be again (working in soccer),” he stated.

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Reporting by Simon Evans, enhancing by Pritha Sarkar

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