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Ex-Man United boss Solskjaer makes fresh claims about Liverpool’s 5-0 humiliation by Manchester United

Ex-Man United boss Solskjaer makes fresh claims about Liverpool’s 5-0 humiliation by Manchester United



Liverpool put in one of their best ever performances at Manchester United in the 2021/22 season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he lost 5-0 to Liverpool as the Manchester United boss was a long way from his “low point” at the helm.

Jurgen Klopp’s side led by four goals at half-time against the Premier League Red Devils in October 2021 and added a fifth and final point after the restart to pile further misery on United.

Solskjaer was already under pressure when he started at heavyweight and this game marked the beginning of the end for the Norwegian, who lasted just three games before being sacked.

But since leaving Old Trafford to return to football management, the 50-year-old has reflected on his spell at United. He cannot escape the damage inflicted on him by Liverpool’s humiliating defeat at home.

“Those [Manchester] City and Liverpool teams were the best ever with fantastic coaches at their clubs. “I know it’s a bold statement because Liverpool were so good in the 80s, but they were a fantastic side under Jurgen Klopp,” Solskjaer said.

“Last season we played Liverpool at home. I felt the players were ready for it, just as I felt they were ready when we went to City and got beaten. We could have sat back and fought back, but in my judgment we lost 5-0. It was more or less 50/50, possession and chances at half-time, but we were 4-0 down.

“I made the wrong decision and that was my lowest point as a United manager. Roberto Firmino was probably the opponent who caused me the most problems as a manager. The 6-1 defeat at home to Spurs was different and it affected the dispatch.”

Solskjaer has since watched the games he managed as United manager but admitted he cannot watch the highlights of Liverpool’s 5-0 win – as well as three other painful defeats.

“Not this one [the 2021 Europa League final]. Either Liverpool, Spurs [lost 6-1] or Watford [lost 4-1] No way,” he told Athletic. “I looked at the rest, we were a decent team. But against Villarreal I should start or at least bring on Nemanja Matic. This game was for him. I didn’t choose him because I think others deserve it.”

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