Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘Embarrassed’ Manchester United boss on the brink after Watford humiliation

The Norwegian was already under huge pressure ahead of Saturday’s trip to Vicarage Road and many will feel that his position has now become untenable after another truly miserable afternoon that culminated in a disastrous 4-1 loss.

The United hierarchy called an emergency board meeting on Saturday night to discuss Solskjaer’s position, with suggestions that his exit is now imminent after a dismal run of five defeats in seven top-flight matches.

Goalkeeper David de Gea kept out two early Ismaila Sarr penalties against Watford, but Claudio Ranieri’s side would not be denied as Josh King and Sarr both netted before the break.

The little-used Donny van de Beek reduced the deficit five minutes after half-time, but Harry Maguire was then sent off for two bookable offences in seven minutes before Cristiano Ronaldo saw an effort ruled out for offside.

Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis piled the misery on United in second-half stoppage time to leave the embattled Solskjaer on the brink.

The manager apologised to the travelling fans at the end of the game, while midfielder Bruno Fernandes wagged his finger in disapproval at those that booed him and pointed that the players were to blame.

“I feel for the fans and I feel the same as them – we’re embarrassed by losing the way we do,” Solskjaer said.

“We know we are in a very bad run and a bad situation, but that’s football and I know they’ll support whoever is on the pitch every day, and sometimes you’ve got to say sorry.”

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