MICHAEL CARRICK has been named Manchester United interim boss after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked.
The Norwegian was given the red light on Sunday morning after an emergency board meeting after the 4-1 defeat at Watford.
Michael Carrick who has assisted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the last three years will now take charge of the first-team after the Norwegian’s sacking.
Michael Carrick, 40, will take temporary control of the team as they hunt for a long-term replacement.
A club statement read: “Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.
“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision.
“While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.
“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as manager and our very best wishes for the future.
“His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a manager who gave us many great moments.
“He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.
“Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.”
The Red Devils are interested in replacing Solskjaer with former Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane but the French man has refuse to join mid-season.
Laurent Blanc could take over from Carrick as interim boss until the end of the season.
Julen Lopetegui, Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag has all been linked with the United job.