21 November 2021

In pictures: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as Manchester United boss

21 November 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his position as Manchester United boss.

The Norwegian has paid the price for a poor run of results, which culminated in a humbling 4-1 defeat at Watford.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the former striker’s time at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer initially took over as interim boss (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Archive)
He started with eight consecutive wins (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Archive)
United produced an inspired comeback to knock Paris St Germain out of the Champions League in March 2019 (John Walton/PA) (PA Archive)
Solskjaer was later appointed on a permanent basis (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Archive)
Solskjaer signed Bruno Fernandes in January 2020 (Dave Thompson/PA) (PA Archive)
Solskjaer unearthed Mason Greenwood (Gareth Copley/PA) (PA Archive)
Solskjaer had plenty of battles with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Archive)
United were inconsistent throughout Solskjaer’s tenure (Peter Powell/PA) (PA Archive)
Solskjaer always had time for Fred the Red (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Archive)
Solskjaer’s side were hammered 6-1 by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in October 2020 (Oli Scarff/PA) (PA Archive)
Solskjaer learnt from Sir Alex Ferguson (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Wire)
United hammered Southampton 9-0 last season (Laurence Griffiths/PA) (PA Archive)
Solskjaer’s side lost the 2021 Europa League final to Villarreal (Rafal Oleksiewicz/PA) (PA Wire)
Solskjaer brought in some big-money signings in the summer (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)
A loss at Leicester continued United’s poor form (Mike Egerton/PA) (PA Wire)
Solskjaer became under increasing pressure after a heavy home defeat by Liverpool (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)
Solskjaer saw his side beaten by Manchester City and Pep Guardiola at Old Trafford in early November (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)
Solskjaer applauds the fans after the final whistle on a 4-1 thrashing at Watford, his last game in charge (John Walton/PA) (PA Wire)

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