Michael Kirk said on Monday that he was enjoying the “privilege” of taking a temporary charge at Manchester United as captain Harry McGuire demanded that the players take responsibility for the devastating consequences that led to the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solsker. has been.
Solskir was sacked on Sunday after a disappointing run in seven Premier League games, including heavy defeats to Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City and Watford.
Kirk, 40, was part of Norway’s coaching staff, but will take over as caretaker while the club is working on plans to appoint an interim manager by the end of the season.
“It was difficult for me and many people at the club to see Ole unfortunately lose his job yesterday,” said Kirk, who won a major trophy as a United player between 2006 and 2018.
“You can tell by the emotions around this place tomorrow what hail meant to everyone.
“We understand and Ole understand that this is a profitable business so as much as you create the right foundations and environment and you lead the way, sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.”
After the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December 2018, Solskir was also initially placed in temporary charge, but he got the job after winning 14 of his first 19 games.
With his focus on securing a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a victory over Villarreal in Spain on Tuesday, Kirk was anxious to mimic this turn of events.
“Whether it’s a game, two games, even a little longer, right now, that’s literally tomorrow.” “It’s a big game, obviously for us in terms of the group stage and trying to get through it.
“It’s an honor to be in this position and I understand the potential that comes with it.
“The focus now is on rapidly changing our mindset and that is what this club has historically done so well.”
United captain Harry McGuire, who was sacked after a humiliating 4-1 humiliation at Watford on Saturday, has admitted that the players have to accept the responsibility of paying for the job of their former manager.
“Players need to take responsibility for everything on and off the football field. We are the ones who cross the white line,” said the England defender.
“Ultimately, the manager paid the price and we are all disappointed. Of course, we take a big responsibility. We have not been good enough.”
Solskir addressed the United players during a two-hour meeting on Sunday when it was announced that they would be relieved of their responsibilities.
“We fully respect what Oli has done for the club – he is a club legend and he will remain a legend at the club,” said Maguire. “I don’t want to go into too much detail about what he said, but he did express our best wishes.
“One thing he said, he will support us and wants us to win every game of football, which obviously reflects human values.”
Maguire has been one of the main culprits in United’s dreadful race as the form he showed in helping England reach the Euro 2020 final has left him at club level.
The world’s most expensive defender, one of Solskir’s first signatories when he joined Leicester for £ 80 million ($ 107 million) in 2019, agreed that things should get better.
“We have to find something inside ourselves, to find that focus, to find that mindset and to have a good performance tomorrow and to get the results we need for this club,” he said. Is.”