‘Thanks for the rebuild but you weren’t that guy’: Manchester United fans thank sacked boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his three years in charge but claim Norwegian was just ‘out of his depth’ before his axe
- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked by the club
- The Norwegian was let go on Sunday after four defeats in his last five matches
- Solskjaer leaves United in seventh place with Michael Carrick in interim charge
- United fans claimed Solskjaer is a ‘club legend’ but was not ‘good enough’
- Some United fans hit out at sections of the fanbase who disrespected Solskjaer
- LIVE: Follow all the latest from Old Trafford after Solskjaer’s sacking by United
Manchester United fans praised sacked ‘club legend’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his work during his three years as manager but admitted he was ‘not good enough’ for the Old Trafford role.
The Norwegian was sacked as Red Devils boss on Sunday morning following a humiliating 4-1 away loss to Watford – which was United’s fourth defeat in five league matches.
Large sections of United supporters have been calling for Solskjaer’s head for several weeks and while they appreciated the work the Norwegian did after taking the role in late 2018, the fans deemed him not good enough to take the club forward.
Manchester United thanked sacked boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on social media on Sunday
But the Red Devils fans deemed the Norwegian ‘not good enough’ to take United forward
One fan tweeted: ‘thanks for the rebuild but you just weren’t that guy sadly.’
Another claimed: ‘Ole will always be a club legend but was not good enough to be a manager, Thank you for everything.’
Meanwhile, one fan posted: ‘Thank you Ole for the memories you created. You may have been out of your depth in the end but your legendary playing career will always be remembered. All Man Utd fans must agree that we have had some superb times under Ole. Good luck with your future endeavours.’
Another uploaded images of Solskjaer holding the 1999 Champions League trophy and captioned the post: ‘Wanted the guy to succeed so bad man. wasn’t meant to be. will forever remember him for this.’
Fans claimed Ole was ‘out of his depth’ but insisted his legacy as a club legend lives on
Some fans reacted with glee on social media after United’s recent poor form left them desperate for a new manager.
One fan claimed: ‘5 weeks late shouldn’t have ended like this, let’s get a proper manager now.’
Another posted: ‘Can’t even begin to imagine how long I waited for this, all the same thanks and all the best Ole. Forever a United legend.’
But some fans hit out at sections of the United fanbase who were disrespectful to Solskjaer during his final few months as manager, particularly when results deteriorated.
Some fans reacted with glee on social media after Solskjaer’s exit was confirmed on Sunday
One fan tweeted: ‘Ole will always be a club legend, I want no association with any “Manchester United fan” who thinks differently. The horrible, hateful and spiteful way he has been treated by some is a disgrace. Good luck for the future Ole. #MUFC #ManUtd #olegunnarsolskjaer.’
Another said: ‘I haven’t been this devastated about something Manchester United related since Sir Alex retired. I always believed in Ole, he gave us hope again and it’s a sad way for it to end. I know how much he loves United and wish him all the best #MUFC thanks legend #olegunnarsolskjaer Red heart.’
One fan posted: ‘It was a great journey with you Ole. You will always be a legend of this club. THANK YOU OLE. #2OLEGEND #olegunnarsolskjaer #MUFC And now @ManUtd get Zidane or Ten Haag.’
Another supporter said: ‘F*** you Glazers! F*** you Ed! Ole will always be a legend @ManUtd #MUFC #olegunnarsolskjaer.’
But some United supporters hit out at sections of their fanbase who disrespected Solskjaer
Manchester United reiterated the fans’ message about Solskjaer being a club legend at Old Trafford and said the Norwegian will ‘always be welcomed back as part of the United family.’
Sunday’s club statement read: ‘Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision.
‘While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.
‘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.
United announced in a statement that Solskjaer (left) will always be welcomed back at the club
‘He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.’
Meanwhile, Gary Neville thanked Solskjaer for ‘restoring some soul’ after hearing about the Norwegian’s sacking.
Solskjaer’s former team-mate and Sky Sports pundit Neville tweeted: ‘Thank you Ole. You did us proud. The last two months were tough but before that you restored some soul into the club.’