My1sttoday Sports — Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments on quitting job after Liverpool loss.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken out after his side’s obstruent 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. The Red Devils were able to build on their victory over Atalanta in midweek, being blitzed by Jurgen Klopp’s side. And the Norwegian has now addressed one of his darkest days as manager.
MUFC were totally disgraced by Liverpool on Sunday, with the Reds superior in every department.
Mohamed Salah stole the show, with the Egypt international scoring a hat-trick to take his goal tally for the campaign to 15 in all competitions.
Naby Keita and Diogo Jota were also on target as Liverpool ran riot.
It was a sensational performance from Jurgen Klopp’s team and Solskjaer, speaking after the game, has now addressed the loss.
Solskjaer admitted that he’d soldier on, insisting he’s the right man for the job at the current moment in time.
“The coaching staff are very, very good, brilliant. I choose the way we approach the game, we were not clinical enough and gave too much spaces and when you give good players space they score.
“We are at home, playing against Liverpool, we have gone here over the last two and half years and had a similar approach to high press but today they scored on their chances I think as Manchester United we should always try to stamp our authority on the game.
“That fourth goal is when you go into half time with having to score one every 15 minutes. I know these boys are capable of it. The fourth, that was probably game over.
“You can look at last season we lose to Spurs 6-1 this is worse, miles worse. This is miles worse for me as a Manchester lad.
“I’ve just got to say we have to get over this as quickly as we can.
“I have come too far, we have come too far as a group. We are too close to give up now.
“It is going to be a difficult one. The players will be low but there’s loads of characters there.
“We know we are rock bottom, we can’t feel any worse than this. Let’s see where we take it.”
Solskjaer also labelled the defeat as the ‘darkest day’ of his time as United manager.
“It is not easy to say something apart from it is the darkest day I have had leading these players,” he said.
“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.”
While it was painful for Solskjaer, it was ecstasy for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.
And the German was delighted after the game, saying: “What can I say? Did I expect that? No.
“What we did in the last third was insane. Pressing high, winning balls, scored wonderful goals.
“I told them at half-time to play better. We started incredibly well and stopped playing football.
“We controlled the game after the fifth, it was not about scoring more, just trying to get out without more injuries.
“The result is insane, I asked if there was one like this in history and if there isn’t then it will take a while.
“The players put a nice piece in the book. It is special but we don’t celebrate like crazy, we have respect for the opponents.
“We were lucky in some moments, United are not in their best moment.”
Ole is Setting His Sights on United’s Next Three Games in a Bid to Fight Back.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to Manchester United’s next three matches to provide the platform for the Reds to dig in and fight back.
“Next week it is Tottenham away, then Atalanta in the Champions League, the next team who visit us is Man City and we have to look forward,” the manager told a post-match press conference.
And Solskjaer insists the repair job starts with getting the mental side of things right.
“We have to sort the frame of minds out and make sure we go into the next training session and the next game in the right frame of mind,” he said.
Ole is setting his sights on United's next three games in a bid to fight back.#MUFC
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“Manchester United have had tough times, difficult times before and they have always bounced back and taken on challenges.
“Last season we were second and this season we have started badly. You have to get through that one and then start building performances, start building results, start with clean sheets and see where that take us at the end of the season.”
Updated 10:21 AM October 25th