David Beckham has paid tribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following Manchester United’s decision to sack their manager.
Solskjaer’s exit was confirmed on Sunday morning less than 24 hours after a dismal 4-1 defeat to Watford that sealed his fate.
The Norwegian reigned at Old Trafford for just under three years and while he failed to will any silverware during that period, United insist he has ‘rebuilt the foundations for long-term success.’
Beckham played alongside Solskjaer for seven years, winning the treble together in 1999, with the striker sealing that triumph with his infamous last minute winner in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
And the former England international was one of the first to react to Solskjaer’s exit with a heartfelt message on Instagram.
Responding to United’s post confirming the news, Beckham wrote: ‘The most gracious man in the room…’
Gary Neville, another former teammate, was also quick to praise the outgoing manager, writing on Twitter: ‘Thank you Ole. You did us proud.
‘The last two months were tough but before that you restored some soul into the club.’
Michael Carrick is set to take charge for United’s forthcoming games, beginning with the crucial Champions League clash with Villarreal on Tuesday.
United will immediately begin their search for a new interim manager who will be appointed until the end of the season.
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