Marcus Rashford has become the first Manchester United player to react to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure from the club. The Norwegian manager was sacked earlier on Sunday following a disastrous run of form.
In an official statement made by the club on Sunday, Manchester United confirmed that Solskjaer had left his post as the club’s manager with immediate effect.
Gary Neville was one of the first public figures to react to the news on social media as the former Manchester United captain thanked Solskjaer for his work over his three-year spell. Solskjaer initially took over on an interim basis in 2018 but was given the permanent gig later that season.
Now, Rashford has become the first player to react to the news. The 24-year-old posted a heartfelt message on Twitter with a simple caption and heart-emoji: “Club legend”.
Club legend ♥️ pic.twitter.com/Dhef4U0T2A
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 21, 2021
SN’s verdict on the reaction to Solskjaer’s sacking…
Rashford’s message certainly won’t be the last of the day. Solskjaer maintains a brilliant relationship with large sections of the Manchester United dressing room, which is a testament to his fine man-management skills.
Rashford endured a tough period at the club prior to Solskjaer’s introduction. Jose Mourinho faced criticism for his management of Rashford, something Solskjaer has never struggled with.
Furthermore, Solskjaer developed Rashford as a player. In the two full campaigns under the Norwegian, Rashford has scored 20 or more goals in both seasons.