Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that he was honored and privileged to get the opportunity to manage Manchester United. He believes he paid the price for not being able to take the next step as the head coach of the club. The Norwegian was sacked after a humiliating 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Watford on the weekend. The club announced that Michael Carrick will take charge on a temporary basis as well as announcing their intention for the appointment of an interim manager.

“First of all, I want to thank the board and the owners for giving me the opportunity because it’s not for everyone and I’ve had the opportunity.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said about his time as head coach of Manchester United. “I’m so honored and privileged to have been trusted to take the club forward, and I really hope that I leave it in a better state than when I came. It’s one of those things you dream of in your life. When you’ve been a player when you’ve been a reserve-team coach, the next job then, the only dream and the only thing you haven’t done is to manage the club, and I have now.”

“It’s been a ball, it’s been absolutely enjoyable from the first to the last minute, so I have to thank all the players because since I came in, they’re top lads, top people,” he added. “Some have come, some have gone, but all of them, they’ve been such an enjoyable bunch to work with. The board and the owners have backed me in [terms of] bringing good people in, good players in and I think, or I know, I leave this club with a better squad.”

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