Chelsea legend John Terry believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be relieved that he is gone as Manchester United manager.
Solskjaer has been a dead man walking for several weeks, with his team’s insipid displays and results eventually getting him the sack.
As the Red Devils prepare to take on Villarreal on Tuesday with Michael Carrick in temporary charge of the team, Terry will believe Solskjaer is relieved at the ordeal being over.
He told Sky Sports News: “When you are Man United like Ole was it is difficult to take. It will hurt him for sure.
“But it is a results business, we all know that going into it. It is really sad it has happened but unfortunately it’s part and parcel of the job.
“It is difficult. Ole is Man United through and through but when you don’t get those results it is difficult.
“Yesterday when you see him walking off, apologising to the supporters, it is not a good place to be.
“In a way, he will be half-relieved too to be away from it.”