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Note left on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd tactics board summed him up


A list of written platitudes on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics board have been revealed, as the Norwegian come to terms with his recent sacking by Manchester United

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Several written platitudes from a tactics board in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign have been unearthed, as his Manchester United reign finally came to an end.

The Red Devils’ horrific 4-1 away defeat to Watford proved to be humiliation too far, as Solskjaer was ousted from the Old Trafford hot seat barely 24 hours later.

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With United currently languishing in eighth position, 12 points behind table toppers Chelsea, Solskjaer became the fourth manager in two Premier League game weeks to be sacked.

As is often the case when a United boss is relieved from their services, new stories are beginning to emanate from within the Reds’ camp.

And reports from the Manchester Evening News have revealed a list of platitudes scrawled over a tactics board in the former Cardiff City manager’s office.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked, after Manchester United’s 4-1 away loss to Watford



It is understood seven simple demands were written all over the pitch diagram in the Norwegian’s office.

They read: ‘Game management’, ‘Simple and efficient’, ‘Do the simple things well and with pride’, ‘Go and do your magic’, ‘Play for your team’, ‘Worked a whole year’, and ‘Take pride in being the BEST YOU’.

The words ‘Pride’, ‘Magic’ and ‘BEST YOU’ are also believed to have been specifically underlined.

Unfortunately, United’s performances in recent weeks have been the complete opposite of almost all of those messages.

The humiliation at Vicarage Road completed a horrific bakers’ dozen of results.

Claudio Ranieri’s side dealt the Reds their seventh loss in thirteen matches in all competitions, and their fourth in their last five Premier League contests.

Only Newcastle United and Norwich City, the two clubs currently propping up the table in 20 th and 19 th place respectively, have conceded more goals than United this season.

And to further rub salt in United’s wounds, their defeat to Watford also means they have lost the same number of matches as Newcastle.

Solskjaer could only watch as his side were on the end of another humiliation

Expectations were sky high on the red half of Manchester after a sensational transfer window in the summer.

Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and the imperious Cristiano Ronaldo all arrived into Old Trafford in the summer much to the delight of their supporters.

They appeared to have all the tools needed to mount a substantial title challenge.

And everything appeared to be clicking when they flew out of the traps with four victories in their first five Premier League matches.

The 5-1 and 4-1 victories against Leeds United and Newcastle respectively were particularly impressive, but the Reds were not able to conjure any displays close to those.

Watford handed United their fourth Premier League defeat in five matches

While dramatic victories against Villarreal and Atalanta in the Champions League papered over the cracks, United’s domestic form has been in a free fall.

Their 5-0 home humiliation at the hands fierce rivals Liverpool appeared to trigger the sands of time on Solskjaer’s Old Trafford reign.

A 3-0 away win against Tottenham Hotspur may have proceeded the embarrassment handed to them by Jurgen Klopp’s men, but Solskjaer’s fate looked to have been confounded when Manchester City strolled to a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer survived the international break despite the chastening losses, but Vicarage Road proved to be his final stand as United boss.

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