Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on his YouTube channel to discuss all things Manchester United and their search for a new manager.
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In the coming hour after the game, it is reported a meeting was held by the United board and the decision was made to part ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager.
The defeat has United sitting in eighth of the Premier League table and six points off West Ham United, who currently occupy fourth spot in the table.
And speaking about the events which led to the decision being made to relieve Solskjaer of his duties at Old Trafford, Romano had the following to say on the behind-the-scenes details from Saturday’s defeat.
“After this game with Watford into the dressing room, the atmosphere was really in shock, was in real shock for Manchester United players. It’s true that some of the players were in tears.
“Some of the players were in real shock, they were not able to trust what was going on on the pitch. So the atmosphere into the dressing room [a] few minutes after the game was with players with no words, completely destroyed on [the] mental side.”
TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…
The defeat against Watford did feel like it had the potential to be the final straw for Solskjaer after a dreadful recent run of results in the Premier League for the Red Devils.
However, we feel there has to be a certain degree of responsibility put on the shoulders of the United players given the experience and talent of a squad that includes the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo.
It has been reported United are currently looking for a manager to see them through until the end of the campaign, which concerns us as it appears unclear as to what calibre of manager would take on a temporary role.
If United are left with Michael Carrick until the end of the campaign or another familiar face from years gone by, will much really change until they find a permanent replacement? Only time will tell.