Rio Ferdinand reacts to Solskjaer’s sack as Man United manager

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Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has described as ‘unfortunate’, the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the manager of the Manchester United first team.

Solskjaer was relieved of his duties on Sunday, barely a day after the 4-1 defeat to Watford.

The loss is United’s 5th in seven games, and Ferdinand admits that as sad as it is to see Solskjaer go, it wasn’t an entirely surprising outcome.

He told BT Sport, “The team has gone backwards since the start of the season after a very, very excitable transfer window with some huge names coming in.

“It’s not gone the way we want it to go.

“It’s looked inevitable the last few weeks, especially Man United losing at home to Liverpool in the manner they did and again the manner they did against ManchesterCity.

“I thought then was maybe the time and then the international break comes, you wait, and you think, ‘Actually I can get things right, things can change again’.

“And then what you saw against Watford yesterday was terrible.

“So I’m not surprised. Disappointed, obviously, in the way the team has performed.

“It’s unfortunate for someone like Ole but it’s the way football goes, it’s the world of football, it’s a cutthroat industry.

“And when things aren’t going to plan, the big decisions are made.

“Where they go from now we’ll have to wait and see. Michael Carrick is going to be in charge until an interim is brought in and it’s a waiting game now.”