Man United supporters plan to show their appreciation for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the sacked manager of Man United. They will display the ’20LEGEND flag on Stretford End in front of Arsenal’s game while Ralf Rangnick, new boss, waits for his work permits

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired after a string of poor results
  • The United manager was defeated 4-1 at Watford.
  • Fans want to express their gratitude for the club’s legend by displaying a flag
  • Massive surfer flag titled ’20LEGEND’ will be flying at Stretford End, before Arsenal game
  • This is Ralf Rangnick’s new boss as he waits for the grant of his work permit 

Manchester United supporters will display a flag to show their gratitude for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the match against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Solskjaer was dismissed on November 21 following almost three decades in charge, and in the aftermath of terrible runs of five defeats in seven Premier League matches.

However, the Stretford End will remember the club legend ahead of their first home game. It will display a large surfer flag reading ’20LEGEND.

Manchester United fans are planning to show their appreciation for sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by displaying a huge '20LEGEND' flag on the Stretford End

Manchester United fan are going to display a large ’20LEGEND’ flag in appreciation of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, their manager.

The giant surfer flag will be displayed ahead of Thursday night's fixture against Arsenal

A giant surfer flag, will be raised in front of the fixture against Arsenal on Thursday night

Stretford End Flags fan group posted on Twitter: “And while Old Trafford welcomes a new manager, we will remember the former one on Thursday.

Ole was a legend player who helped the club grow as a coach. He was never able to be thanked properly so the 20LEGEND surfer flag will go up at the Stretford End.

Michael Carrick, the interim boss and caretaker manager will manage his third match. Ralf Rangnick is still waiting on his visa.

Because he hasn’t been able to manage a European top-flight club for the past five years, the FA panel must verify his management credentials to obtain a work permit.

For a manager to be eligible, they must work consecutively for two or more years in a club. 

Solskjaer was fired on November 21 in the wake of a 4-1 defeat at Watford, the latest dreadful result in a run of five losses from seven Premier League games

Solskjaer, who suffered a devastating defeat at Watford of 4-1 on November 21, was fired. It is his latest loss in seven Premier League matches.

Caretaker boss Michael Carrick will remain in charge for Arsenal clash on Thursday night

Arsenal’s caretaker boss Michael Carrick is still in charge of the match on Thursday night

Rangnick was the manager of RB Leipzig during the 2015-16, 2018-19 and 2017-18 seasons. He also served as director football. However, that doesn’t automatically make Rangnick eligible.

According to reports, the 63 year-old arrived in Britain on Monday night before stricter Covid restrictions took effect.

Carrick will stay in the dug-out while Rangnick is expected to attend Old Trafford’s Thursday game. United are optimistic Rangnick will complete paperwork to be able to manage Sunday’s fixture at Crystal Palace.

The club stated that Michael Carrick would continue to be in charge of the match against Arsenal.

“Ralf Rangnick” was appointed interim manager Monday, but while the club continues to follow the regulations around work visas, Carrick will remain at the helm.

Ralf Rangnick must convince the FA of his managerial credentials to secure a work permit

Ralf Rangnick needs to prove his management skills to the FA in order for him get a work visa 

Even though Solskjaer was unable to manage the Liverpool defeat, a defeat of 5-0 to Liverpool, and then a loss to Manchester City by 2-0 before losing to Watford 4-1 is the last straw that sealed his legendary status.

Former striker from Norway, he scored 126 goals in 366 matches. United won six Premier League titles. He also secured the dramatic winner in stoppage time to win the Treble in 1999 Champions League final.

Fans turned on him as United manager, but he was praised by his supporters for all he did for Vicarage Road as a player and coach.