REVEALED: Ole held CRISIS talks with United stars ahead of Watford
EXCLUSIVE: Solskjaer spoke to captain Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic in a 10am meeting at Carrington. The 48-year-old wanted to discuss how United can turn the season around, and the tactical plan after switching to a back three in the last three games.
The Athletic have reported that former United defender Steve Bruce would be interested in taking on the interim vacancy at Old Trafford.
Angry Fernandes wags finger at fans booing an apologising Solskjaer
The extent of the meltdown at Manchester United has been laid bare, after fans took to booing an apologising Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the players following a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford. United failed to get over their slump as Premier League football returned from the international break, and were taken apart by Claudio Ranieri's men.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cut a miserable, forlorn figure at the final whistle and quickly hurried over to the away end to apologise to the travelling fans.
Bruce has been out of work since he was sacked by Newcastle last month following the club's Saudi-led takeover.
The 60-year-old believes he could help stabilise the dressing room at his former club.
Former England and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has tipped Bruce to take on the role as interim boss before a permanent manager is hired in the summer.
He told Premier League Productions: 'To move Ole on and to bring someone in, it's a lot of money.
'I know they've got a lot of money to spend but you've got to look at the books and you've got to look at where they are.
'Maybe is a Steve Bruce good? For just six months? I don't know. Who knows?
Senior Utd figures lose faith in Ole - future in the balance
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future as Manchester United boss is in the balance, with senior figures at the club having lost faith in him after Saturday's defeat at Watford.A fifth defeat in seven Premier League games left United 12 points behind leaders Chelsea and piled more pressure on Solskjaer, with the series of results and performances leaving board members shocked and concerned.
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'But it's a real kind of sticky wicket big time, because either they stick or move. Whatever they do, it might be the wrong answer.'
As a player, Bruce spent nine seasons at the club and was a vital part of Sir Alex Ferguson's success in the early days of the Premier League.
He won three league titles and as many FA Cups before he left the club in the summer of 1996.
Now 25 years later, his club are in turmoil after their awful start to the season, which has included humiliating defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City.
In Solskjaer's latter days at Old Trafford there was said to be unrest among the camp.
Solskjaer 'rejected Man United's offer to revamp his coaches'
The Norwegian rejected the chance to revamp his coaching staff and regime that was branded 'too British' by senior Manchester United players, according to reports. The Norwegian boss was sacked by the Red Devils on Sunday morning - one day after the club's humiliating 4-1 loss at lowly Watford left him with a record of four defeats in United's last five matches. Michael Carrick has been placed in temporary charge of the Red Devils while the club looks for a new interim coach following the disappointment for Solskjaer's sacking.
As previously reported, some of United's biggest stars were frustrated with the club's alarming start to the season after they were heavily expected to challenge for top honours.
Bruno Fernandes was among the senior players who felt they weren't getting enough direction from Solskjaer and his coaching staff.
Cristiano Ronaldo who was one of the club's big-name signings in the summer, was alarmed with how standards have dropped since he left United 12 years ago.
It was also reported that Eric Bailly asked Solskjaer why he had picked a centre-half 'who was not fit' in their Premier League defeat by Leicester last month.
The Ivory Coast international was left out for captain Harry Maguire at the King Power Stadium, despite having only returned to full training following a calf injury the day prior to their 4-2 defeat in the East Midlands.
Other members of the squad challenged the 48-year-old amid his continued omission of midfielders Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic.
Despite growing up a Newcastle fan, Bruce was unable to win himself over with the club's supporters with regular calls for him to leave the club throughout his tenure.
United have been linked with a number of big name managers to replace Solskjaer, including Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, Leicester's Brendan Rodgers and Zinedine Zidane.
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