'He'll probably be RELIEVED' – Chelsea hero John Terry reacts to Man Utd sacking Solskjaer after Old Trafford nightmare

THE game is finally up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, but John Terry reckons the Norwegian will be 'RELIEVED' to be gone.

Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday and Chelsea legend Terry has offered his thoughts on the situation.


After getting over the initial disappointment Terry has suggested there will be an element of relief for Solskjaer now the immense pressure on him has been lifted.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Terry said: "I think when you are Man United like Ole was, it'll be difficult to take and it will hurt him for sure.

"It's a results business, we all know that going into it. It's really sad that it's happened but, unfortunately, it's part and parcel of this job.

"Ole is Man U through and through, when you see yesterday him walking off and apologising to the supporters as well, it's not a good place to be.

"In a way, he'll probably be half relieved a little bit as well to be away from it."

Terry knows all about pressure having captained boyhood club Chelsea from 2004 up until his retirement 14 years later.

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And once enemies on the pitch, centre-back Terry has revealed the way former striker Solskjaer's tenure at Old Trafford came to an end is 'sad'.

He was axed on Sunday after seven defeats in 13 games in all competitions.

Solskjaer found the club in a toxic place after Jose Mourinho was sacked in 2018 and brought some much needed stability in his near-three years at the helm.

But United relieved him of his duties in a brutal 159-word statement.

Michael Carrick will now take over as interim boss as the search for a long-term successor begins.

And there's no time to settle into his new role as the Red Devils travel to Spain TOMORROW to take on Villarreal in the Champions League.

And after that he has two mouthwatering clashes against Chelsea and Arsenal to negotiate before the hectic festive period really gets going.

SunSport exclusively revealed that Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is the No1 choice to replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

The ex-Liverpool manager has already been contacted by the club with United bigwigs prepared to pay the Foxes £8million in compensation.

That's on top of a hefty £7.5million payoff for Solskjaer.

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