Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seen ‘waving goodbye’ to Man United fans after Watford drubbing

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was spotted ‘waving goodbye’ to travelling supporters following their dismal performance in their Premier League defeat against Watford.

Joshua King opened the scoring before Ismaila Sarr redeemed his penalty miss. Donny Van de Beek then got one back, with Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis on target after Harry Maguire’s dismissal.

Following the extension of their torrid form, despite Solskjaer’s promise of an improved performance, the Norwegian manager followed his players in approaching the away stand.

After putting his hands up in a clear apology for those who had made the trip, he put one hand in the air and waved goodbye, in what could be a hint at his future in the job.

Solskjaer’s reaction came after Bruno Fernandes seemed to call on the fans to direct their anger at players rather than the manager, with pressure on the boss building.

Earlier this month, Daily Star Sport reported that United were growing increasingly confident of being able to make Brendan Rodgers as their next manager.

David de Gea was on hand to talk to the media after the defeat, and he quickly used the word embarrassing when talking about the overall performance.

He said: “There’s not much to say – it was embarrassing to see Man United play like we did today.

“It’s not acceptable – the way we were playing and doing things. It’s easy to blame the manager or the staff but sometimes it’s the players. We need to show much more than we are doing.

“Embarrassing first half – we could’ve conceded four goals in 45 minutes. It was hard to watch the team playing today – it was nightmare after nightmare. It’s not acceptable.

“We are trying to give our best and fight for the team but for sure something is very wrong. You can see in the games – it’s very low level, very poor. Sorry to the fans, once again.

“I’ve been in difficult moments and always believe in myself but there are difficult moments we have to be strong in mind and body. We are paid to play for United and to do better than that.

“This is not Manchester United or the way we ought to play – it’s difficult to say more than that.

“It’s been very bad for a long time – a club like Man United we have to be fighting for trophies and fighting for big things and to be honest we are far from that. Let’s see – we have to keep working hard and stick together.

“We always say the same things but it’s the truth – we have to look at ourselves and see where we can improve.”