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The former Manchester United captain directed a tirade at the Old Trafford stars after the Portuguese boss was sacked on Tuesday before being replaced with interim boss Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer.

Solskjaer spent 11 years as a player at Old Trafford between 1996 and 2007 and has returned in temporary charge following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

United fans sing about Solskjaer making them happy when skies are grey, and his warm smiles on camera were a panacea to those who have had to watch Mourinho grumble, growl and scowl during press conferences this season.

"The amount of games coming up is no problem because we've got quality players and they'll get a chance to show that they're Man Utd players", he said of the packed schedule.

"We will get the players enjoying football and looking forward to seeing the supporters again", the club's legendary striker told MUTV. "Marcos you owe me £20k", Sanchez reportedly wrote in a WhatsApp group made up of Manchester United players, apparently, The Sun writes, "revelling in Mourinho's demise". "I've already been in touch with him because there's no one better to get advice from". That's not me. I just want to finish like it happened yesterday and I'd like to say it's game over. "They are not just weak players, but are very weak human beings".

Solskjaer, 45, made more than 360 appearances in 11 years for United and scored a dramatic Champions League victor in 1999 to seal a historic treble. I had done different jobs, you can not compare playing to being manager, I wish him all the best.

"Especially if Pochettino comes in, he wants his players to play football and play with confidence so he'll need a couple of centre-halves who can play football and can play out from the back".

"His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back". I've had the best [manager]. I think if he wants the job then he's definitely the man. "We're a real United team". Respect. I can't wait to help the team. I like to speak to people, I like to engage with people.

Second-placed City are at home to Crystal Palace in 15th on Saturday, when fourth-placed Chelsea entertain 2016 champions Leicester City and fifth-placed Arsenal host struggling Burnley after Sunday's shock 3-2 defeat at Southampton.

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