Steve Bruce tipped to become Man Utd interim manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking

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Manchester United legend Steve Bruce has been suggested as a potential interim manager following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United fired Solskjaer on Sunday morning following the 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. The Norwegian had overseen a run of just one win in the club’s last seven Premier League matches.

Michael Carrick has been placed in immediate charge while the club look for a longer-term appointment.

United are set to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season.

And Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has thrown Bruce’s name into the mix.

Bruce has managed 1000 games in English football after a playing career which saw him win three Premier League titles at United.

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He was sacked as Newcastle boss last month and hinted he may retire from management.

Campbell reckons bringing in a temporary manager is the right way for United to go and says Bruce may be an option.

“I think it’s a sticky situation really,” Campbell told Premier League Productions.

“Do they stick or move? If they move it’s costing a lot of money.

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“To move Ole on and to bring someone in, it’s a lot of money.

“I know they’ve got a lot of money to spend but you’ve got to look at the books and you’ve got to look at where they are.

“Maybe is a Steve Bruce good? For just six months? I don’t know. Who knows?

“But it’s a real kind of sticky wicket big time, because either they stick or move. Whatever they do, it might be the wrong answer.”

Meanwhile, United legend Gary Neville says there was an inevitability about Solskjaer’s dismissal following recent results.

Neville told Sky Sports News: “In the past he’s always had that result to pull him out of the mire.

“This time the results have got worse and worse and worse. The team has been all over the place.

“The first thing is the performances. The team has looked all over the place.

“I didn’t see the game yesterday but I saw the highlights, saw some of the goals, the defending is absolutely woeful.

“Watford aren’t the best team in the league by a long stretch but they got mauled, Manchester United, yesterday. Ole couldn’t get a performance out of them in the end.”

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