Man Utd to pay Solskjaer £7.5m after sack

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Manchester United will be forced pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a hefty £7.5m after sacking him this morning.
The Red Devils boss lost his job after suffering a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford.

His side were also smashed by bitter rivals and Man City, and United have now lost five of their last seven outings.

Man United chiefs met at 7pm last night discuss sacking the Norwegian, who they’d handed a new three-year deal to in August.

SunSport understands he will have be given a full year’s salary as a severance package by the club.

This works at around £7.5m, which puts him around fifth in the highest paid Premier managers.

United have confirmed that Michael Carrick will take temporary charge, before they hire an interim manager until the end of the season.

The underachieving Trafford side are bang in the middle of a horror run of fixtures, with Prem leaders Chelsea coming next weekend.

They then face Arsenal before taking on Crystal and Young Boys.

Former and current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is in the frame for the job.

While United are also looking at Ajax chief Erik ten Hag and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.