‘A symbol.’

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‘This is an icon.

Following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, CONOR McGREGOR praised him as an “icon, inspiration, hero, legend.”

Manchester United fired the Norwegian after his team’s latest disaster show, this time at Watford, on Sunday morning.

UFC superstar and huge Manchester United supporter Conor McGregor, on the other hand, was quick to praise Solskjaer.

And the Irishman will hold the fired manager in high regard for the rest of his life, especially after his heroics in the 1999 Champions League.

“I want to give a major shout out, and a huge thank you to the living legend that is Ole Gunnar Solskjr!” McGregor, who is expected to buy shares in the Old Trafford club in April, tweeted on Sunday lunchtime: “I want to give a major shout out, and a huge thank you to the living legend that is Ole Gunnar Solskjr!”

“Ole, you are an icon! An inspiration! A hero! A legend! Thank you Ole!”

Following the 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool in October, McGregor demanded that Solskjaer be relieved of his coaching duties, claiming that he is little more than a ‘peer’ to his players.

“The issue at United is it’s just a bunch of young fellas talking to each other,” McGregor, 33, said.

Peers are people you know.

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“At the helm, you’ll need someone who isn’t in the group chat.”

“When Ronaldo played, Ole was on the bench.

It’s a peer.

Not nearly enough.

“I adore and respect Ole, but his role needs to be restructured.”

“This is my viewpoint.”

David De Gea was one of the players who thanked the sacked head coach for his contributions over the last three years.

Last night’s loss to the Hornets was described by the star goalkeeper as a “nightmare,” but he now claims that Solskjaer has always “given everything” for the Red Devils.

“You always gave everything and everyone knows you are a legend at [Man Utd],” De Gea tweeted.

Marcus Rashford, who shared a photo of the pair together and described him as a “club legend,” also expressed his admiration for the 48-year-old manager.

Captain Harry Maguire thanked him for assisting him in joining the “best club in the world” after he was sent off at Watford.

“You signed me for the best club on the planet and bestowed upon me the greatest honor in football,” Maguire said.

I owe you a great deal of respect and will be eternally grateful.

Thank you, boss, for everything.

“This is a legend.”

Following the humiliating 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road, the Norwegian was fired.

The news was announced on the club’s website in a 159-word statement.

“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United,” it said, adding that the Old Trafford hierarchy made the decision “with regret.”

United’s board of directors met last night at 7 p.m. to discuss sacking the Norwegian, who had been given a new three-year contract in August.

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Manchester United fan Conor McGregor paid tribute to Ole Gunnar SolskjaerSolskjaer was given the boot on Sunday morning, hours after the 4-1 loss at Watford

Manchester United fan Conor McGregor paid tribute to Ole Gunnar SolskjaerSolskjaer was given the boot on Sunday morning, hours after the 4-1 loss at Watford

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