Sports Liverpool rout leaves Solskjaer at 'rock bottom' at United

01:00  25 october  2021
01:00  25 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his reaction to the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool . The boss spoke to Sky Sports after the final whistle at Old Trafford and, although thanking the fans for staying with his side in the most trying of circumstances, he admitted the performance simply was not good enough. I'll just look into their eyes and the character of them. I know loads of characters are there. I know we're rock bottom and can't feel any worse than this so let's see where we take it."

"It is not easy to say something apart from it is the darkest day I have had leading these players," Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Sky Sports after his United side lost 5-0 to Liverpool . "We were not good enough individually and as a team, can't give a team like Liverpool those chances but unfortunately we did. "The whole performance was not good enough. We created openings, they had chances and they have been clinical. The third goal decided the game.

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Of all Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's miserable moments as Manchester United manager, losing 5-0 to Liverpool felt the lowest.

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Especially when it came at Old Trafford against United's greatest rival in the season when the team should be challenging for the title after so much more spending.

“This is the worst feeling,” Solskjaer said. “You feel rock bottom.”

Maybe all that is keeping Solskjaer in the job is the lack of chants aimed at him by United's fans. There were enough of those being directed his way by the visiting Liverpool fans, gloating as the goals flowed from the fifth minute.

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United boss Solskjaer looked furious as his side capitulated in the first-half against LiverpoolCredit: EPA. United 's legendary manager Alex Ferguson was among those to sit stony-faced in the stands as current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left with the longest of walks back to the dressing room at half-time. It was a particularly bad half for England defender Luke Shaw, who was at fault for three of the goals. And things went from bad to worse soon when Kop idol Salah completed his hat-trick five minutes after the restart before United 's half-time substitute Paul Pogba was sent off for a dangerous

With Solskjaer at the wheel, United will surely never win the Premier League. If he does eventually fall through the ice that continues to weaken beneath his feet then United may just start to look like a football team again. For now Solskjaer stumbles blindly on but if the trend set during recent games They carried a latent threat whenever they managed to find a way between Liverpool ’s defensive screen and their back four. But when the magic didn’t arrive from the feet of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes or Mason Greenwood, United were left to try and control the pale shirts swarming towards

The rout was begun by Naby Keïta and the porous United defense allowed Diogo Jota to score again in the 13th minute. Mohamed Salah picked up the scoring to net for a 10th consecutive game for Liverpool, with two before halftime. The forward's hat trick was completed five minutes into the second half.

“We have conceded too many goals, too many easy goals and that’s a concern,” Solskjaer said. “I am still thinking about tomorrow’s work, I can’t say now I have felt any worse than this.”

Not even after losing to Tottenham 6-1 here last October. Nine games into the season, the record 20-time English champions are already seven points behind Liverpool in second place with Chelsea a further point away in the lead.

United looks no closer to winning a first Premier League title since 2013. Even Jose Mourinho delivered the Europa League in 2017. His successor, Solskjaer, lost his only final in last season's Europa League but was still handed a new contract in July through 2024.

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Until now, Solskjaer has always commanded the loyalty of United ’s fans. No matter how many false dawns his team has endured over the last three years, no matter how frustrating it has been to watch a side that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to assemble veer between triumph and disaster That was of little or no solace as he stood on the touchline, the scoreboard emblazoned with the proof of his humiliation, Liverpool ’s fans singing his praises. It was hard, in fact, not to feel sorry for Solskjaer at that moment, and that may be the most worrying thing of all. It is one thing to be beaten, to be criticized.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits United are ' at rock bottom ' following dismal loss. Gary Neville insisted Norwegian and his coaching staff should not be sacked. Gary Neville insisted Manchester United should not sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching staff following a humiliating 5-0 loss against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. Speaking on Sky Sports after United had been dismantled by their arch-rivals, Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher stopped short of calling for the Norwegian to lose his job but insisted he should surround himself with better coaches.

Although United finished second last season, Manchester City was 12 points in front for a fifth title in a decade.

“I do believe in myself. I do believe I’m getting close to where I want with the club,” Solskjaer said. “Just the results lately haven’t been good enough.”

Next up for United is a trip to Tottenham on Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side remains a point and place ahead of United after losing 1-0 to West Ham on Sunday when Michail Antonio got ahead of marker Harry Kane to score from a corner in the 72nd minute.

In Sunday's other game, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison scored to give Leicester a 2-1 victory at Brentford.


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Rob Harris, The Associated Press

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Manchester / Munich - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not to be envied. © 2021 Getty Images Ole Gunnar Solskjaer As a player at Manchester United, he reached legend status, especially by his goal on 2: 1 in the Champions League final 1999 against FC Bayern. After the active career, the Norwegian also collected his first coach experiences with the Red Devils, first as a striker coach, then two and a half years as a coach of the second team.

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