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Solskjaer addresses Manchester United future amid sack reports

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
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A nightmare defeat to Watford in the Premier League has reportedly sealed the Red Devils manager’s fate.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he can turn things around Manchester United after a crushing 4-1 defeat to Watford.

Reports on Sunday night claim United have sacked Solskjaer. The club board held an emergency meeting hours after the match and agreed to end the Norwegian’s contract. Executive vice-chairman Joel Glazer has approved the decision, with an official announcement expected soon.

Speaking on the same night, Solskjaer conceded things haven’t gone well to reporters in a post-match conference. He does, however, still believe he can change things.

What did Ole say?

“I always have belief in myself,” said Solskjaer. “Of course, at the minute it’s a difficult time for us. I can see, I can trust every single one out there to give their all. The staff are fantastic. But the results are difficult. I believe we can turn this around.

“I need to get the players to perform better, that’s my responsibility, that’s the biggest thing now. They’re so disappointed, they’re working, they’re trying to find their confidence back.

“Second-half, I was very pleased with. Don’t get me wrong, the whole afternoon was so disappointing, so far away from our standards, but I have to say the attitude, the quality, the application until last 20 minutes, we played some very good football, created loads of chances.

“That shows the attitude of them. Donny [van de Beek] and Anto [Anthony Martial] came on, disappointed as they should be but gave us quality.”

United are down in seventh place in the Premier League table after Saturday’s defeat. They will next face Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday.