Updated 11.18am

Manchester United ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's three-year reign as manager at Old Trafford on Sunday following a run of one win in seven Premier League games.

"Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as Manager," the club said in a statement. "Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision," the club said.  

The decision followed a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.

Solskjaer admitted he was “embarrassed” after his team’s fifth defeat in their last seven Premier League games.

The Times, The Guardian and the Manchester Evening News earlier reported that the result of an emergency board meeting called after the Watford defeat was to bring the Norwegian’s three-year spell in charge at Old Trafford to an end.

Solskjaer signed a new three-year contract in July and will reportedly be handed a £7.5 million compensation package.

The club’s hierarchy stuck by Solskjaer during the recent international break despite humiliating home defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City. 

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