As the axed manager reveals why he is a good luck omen, Solskjaer says United’s replacement must WIN the Premier League next season.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is adamant that his successor must win the Premier League the following season.
After a humiliating 4-1 defeat to newly promoted Watford at Vicarage Road, the Norwegian was fired.
In the second half, club captain Harry Maguire was sent off, effectively ending any hopes of a comeback for the Red Devils.
In added time, Watford scored two goals to put the final nail in Solskjaer’s coffin.
On Sunday morning, Solskjaer was fired, but he leaves the club with no ill will.
In fact, Solskjaer believes that his departure will benefit United.
Molde went on to win the league title both times he left the team.
“Well, as I’ve said many times in interviews, I’ve been backed,” he said in an emotional farewell.
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“The board and the owners have supported me in bringing in good people and good players, and I believe, or know, that I will leave this club with a better squad.”
“The atmosphere is fantastic; it’s an atmosphere I’m proud to leave because you have to enjoy coming in here to work.”
“I don’t want to give anything away, but both times I’ve left Molde, they’ve won the league the following season.”
“So best of luck to whoever takes over – that’s what we’re hoping for!”
Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, could be the replacement with a lot riding on his shoulders.
Rodgers has been approached about taking over the vacant post, according to SunSport exclusively.
The Red Devils are also willing to pay the Foxes £8 million in compensation.
While United decides on a long-term replacement, club legend Michael Carrick will captain the ship.
On Tuesday, he’ll be on the bench against Villarreal in the Champions League.
United currently leads the group, but a loss would drop them to second, possibly third, depending on the outcome of the match between Atalanta and Young Boys.
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