Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was officially sacked by Manchester United earlier today.

The Red Devils club legend had been struggling in recent weeks, and the club have had some awful performances and results.

There was the heavy 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and then the loss to Manchester City where they didn’t lay a glove on them.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

And yesterday, Watford ran out 4-1 winners at Vicarage Road, leaving the board no choice but to finally act.

United’s awful form recently has actually seen Wolves climb above them in the Premier League table. Bruno Lage’s side are now two points clear.

It is going to be interesting to see what happens in the wake of Solskjaer’s sacking.

Players that have not been getting game time might now start getting chances.

One interesting case is Donny van de Beek, who has been linked with a move to Wolves in recent weeks.

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Donny van de Beek (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

The Dutchman, who ironically scored United’s goal yesterday, has notably been overlooked consistently by Solskjaer.


Fabrizio Romano reported recently that he would leave the club in January if his situation remained the same.

Given Solskjaer has now been sacked, one wonders if he’ll actually now get some more chances to shine.

Solskjaer sacked could mean van de Beek to Wolves is now more unlikely

Solskjaer getting sacked could well now mean van de Beek gets more a chance to prove himself.

Michael Carrick will be calling the shots until United officials hire an interim manager.

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Donny van de Beek (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Perhaps he will see more value in the former Ajax star than Fred and Scott McTominay, the players Solskjaer regularly turned to.

Realistically, Wolves fans probably wouldn’t mind missing out on van de Beek too much if they knew Renato Sanches was coming in.

The Portugal midfielder is supposedly someone Lage admires, and there have been reports Wolves could bid.

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