This has turned into a night shift with regular updates coming out of Manchester United’s emergency board meeting over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future following the 4-1 defeat against Watford.
BBC digital editor Howard Nurse reports that Solskjaer is “likely” to get sacked after the 4-1 defeat on Saturday, which means we could have a new manager in charge for the trip to Villarreal.
Manchester United are likely to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the wake of the 4-1 defeat at Watford. Executive discussions continue #MUFC
— Howard Nurse (@howardnurse) November 20, 2021
Friend of the Strettycast and respected journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted earlier this evening that part of the board is pushing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked.
That is pretty damning.
Internal talks ongoing at Manchester United to discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjær position. Part of the board/officials pushing to sack the manager immediately. It’s a serious possibility now – after terrible performance at Vicarage. 🔴 #MUFC
Final choice will be up to Joel Glazer. pic.twitter.com/3YZXL3PbYh
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 20, 2021
I took to Twitter myself, questioning why Joel Glazer is the one to make the final call on Solskjaer, however, we nobody would be surprised by the answer. John Murtough is a figurehead director of football – not really carrying out the duties you’d expect from a man in his position.
Any serious football club wouldn’t have Ed Woodward near an “emergency meeting” of this scale. Nowhere near.
But no doubt he is sat looking glumly, about to fire yet another manager he appointed.
All while the Glazers want Woodward to take up consultancy role. Go figure.
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) November 20, 2021
Murtough is probably part of the ongoing talks over Solskjaer’s future but this is a football decision. One Ed Woodward has stuck his nose into many times before and let’s not forget how many managers he appointed in recent years.
The Sun seems pretty adamant that the Norwegian will be sacked, too.
Neil Custis believes Solskjaer has took charge of his final game as United manager.
Will Woodward decide on the next man? Or Richard Arnold? Someone else from the cult?