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Man United, Solskjaer part ways

Manchester United have officially confirmed the departure of manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from the club after three seasons in-charge.

The Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho as an interim manager and immediately restored the club’s enthusiasm following some positive results. He was later appointed on a permanent basis and capped it with a third-place finish.

Solskjaer enjoyed his best season last year as he finished second on the premier league table, also reaching the final of the Europa League which he lost to Villareal. He was unlucky losing in four semifinals of domestic competitions but was already firm fan favourite and loved by the players.

Manchester United wrote in an official statement: ‘Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future. His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments. He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.

‘Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.’

It all fell apart for Solskjaer, losing six out of his last seven premier league matches in charge of the team. The former Molde Coach managed 168 matches, won 98, drew 35 and lost 41 matches.

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