Manchester United tear down giant mural of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from outside Old Trafford

Manchester United signalled the start of a new era on Wednesday by tearing down a giant mural of former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Three workmen were spotted removing the image of the 48-year-old club legend from the Sir Matt Busby stand at Old Trafford.

It came as club executives began the process of appointing an interim boss to succeed the Norwegian.


Mural of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been removed from the Sir Matt Busby stand at Old Trafford


United sacked Solskjaer after last weekend’s humiliating 4-1 defeat by Watford, with Michael Carrick installed as caretaker boss until an interim is found.

Carrick won his first match in charge of the Red Devils against Villarreal on Tuesday night to seal the club’s progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is United’s top target but he remained coy when asked about his future during a press conference in Manchester on Tuesday.

Three workmen were spotted removing the image of 48-year-old club legend on Wednesday

United have identified a five-man shortlist for their interim manager role that includes former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde as they look for their temporary successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Sportsmail understands the ex-Catalans boss has been listed alongside former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick, Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia, who took Lyon to the Champions League semi-finals in 2020.

Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca will also be considered for the role.

Man United sacked Solskjaer after last weekend’s humiliating defeat by Watford