Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he is proud of his achievements at Manchester United, believing the club is in a good state.

Manchester United’s defeat at Watford proved to be the final straw that sealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future. The 20-time English champions chose to part ways with the Norwegian in the aftermath, bringing an end to a decent tenure at the helm.

During his time, Solskjaer helped the club finish second in the league and also oversaw a record-breaking unbeaten away run, among other things. The closest they came to winning a trophy was last season when Manchester United lost to Villarreal in the Europa League Final.

However, after much speculation in recent weeks, Solskjaer was under tremendous pressure following disappointing results, particularly the home losses to Liverpool and Manchester City. The win over Tottenham let the Norwegian continue on the job, but it was clear he remained on borrowed time.

However, Solskjaer has since given a parting interview after Manchester United announced his departure. Now, Michael Carrick will be stationed as the caretaker before someone takes over in an interim role till the end of the season. There are rumours over a new manager coming in, although the appointment might be pushed until the summer.

Speaking to Manchester United’s official website, Solskjaer was emotional in the interview, saying many good things about the club and what the future holds for the Red Devils.

Solskjaer said, “Very, very proud. Of course, it’s one of those things you dream of in your life,” he said in a farewell interview with the club. When you’ve been a player when you’ve been a reserve team coach, the next job then, the only dream and the only thing you haven’t done is to manage the club, and I have now.

“It’s been a ball, it’s been absolutely enjoyable from the first to the last minute, so I have to thank all the players because since I came in, they’re top lads, top people. Some have come, some have gone, but all of them, they’ve been such an enjoyable bunch to work with.

“First of all, I want to thank the board and the owners for giving me the opportunity because it’s not for everyone, and I’ve had the opportunity. I’m so honoured and privileged to have been trusted to take the club forward, and I really hope that I leave it in a better state than when I came.

“I’ve made great friends, I’ve reconnected with some great friends, new staff coming in I’ve become really good friends with. The other staff that was here when I was there, we’re good friends, and we have connected, and that’s what it’s about at a club like this. With the fans, the fans have been amazing. From day one at Cardiff until the last one now. [They’ve been] top, and we’ll see each other again.”

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