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Harry Maguire says Manchester United players must take blame for Solskjaer exit

Harry Maguire says Manchester United's players must take some responsibility for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking.

The Red Devils dismissed the Norwegian at the weekend following a 4-1 loss to Watford and the United skipper says that the players must take some of the blame for Solskjaer's exit.

Maguire said: "We know it has not been good enough. The recent performances have not been good enough.

"The manager spoke to us. It was an emotional day. We have huge respect for him.

"The results recently have not been good enough and unfortunately Ole has paid the price for that.

"We have to take a big responsibility as well."

United have suffered crushing defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City so far this term and Maguire admits that the club's poor form "snowballed" and led to Solskjaer's exit.

He said: "It has snowballed from one thing to another.

"We have not been delivering, individually and collectively. When you are not doing it collectively, the results pay the price.

"We have to take huge responsibility for that."

Michael Carrick has been placed in temporary charge as United look for an interim manager until the end of the season and said it was an "emotional time for everyone at the club" following Solskjaer's sacking.

The former United midfielder said: "I worked with Ole for three years and I've known him for a lot longer.

"To see him lose his job was tough for me and a lot of people at the club.

"I want to say a massive thank you. I learned an awful lot. It was a sad day and I wish Ole all the best."

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