Revealed: How much it cost Manchester United to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United have revealed how much it cost the club to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last November.

The Norwegian was sacked in November after a string of disastrous results, culminating in a 4-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Watford.

According to the club’s accounts, Manchester United spent £10million to sack Solskjaer and some of his coaching staff.

A statement in the latest accounts said: “Exceptional items for the quarter were a cost of £10 million. This cost includes compensation to the former men’s first team manager and certain members of the coaching staff for loss of office plus additional contributions we expect to pay towards the Football League pension scheme deficit based upon the latest actuarial valuation.”