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Solskjaer Vows To Stay As Man Utd Boss Despite Liverpool Thrashing

Manchester United’s Norwegian supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems on from the touchline in the course of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on October 24, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted he’s the correct man to handle Manchester United regardless of a historic hammering by Liverpool on Sunday as Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 rout at Old Trafford.

For the primary time in Premier League historical past, United trailed 4-0 at half-time and misplaced by 5 objectives with out scoring at house for the primary time since 1955.

The Red Devils have now taken one level from a attainable 12 within the league to fall to seventh, eight factors off leaders Chelsea.

“I do believe in myself, that I am getting close to what I want with the club,” stated Solskjaer.

“The results lately haven’t been good enough, that brings doubt in anyone’s mind, but I’ve got to keep strong and believe in what we’ve been doing.”

Naby Keita began the rout earlier than Diogo Jota doubled Liverpool’s lead inside quarter-hour.

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Salah then took centre stage to take his tally for the season to fifteen objectives in 12 appearances and change into the top-scoring African participant in Premier League historical past within the course of.

To spherical off a depressing day for United, Paul Pogba lasted lower than quarter-hour as a second-half substitute as he was proven a straight pink card for a reckless lunge that pressured Keita to depart the pitch on a stretcher.

Liverpool’s first victory in entrance of a crowd at Old Trafford underneath Jurgen Klopp strikes them again above Manchester City into second, only a level behind Chelsea.

“What we did in the last third was insane. Pressing high, winning balls, scored wonderful goals,” stated Klopp after Liverpool’s document away win towards United.

“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 (to beat).”

By distinction, United’s hopes of a primary league title since 2013 already look over.

That hole is prone to develop within the coming weeks with Tottenham and City to come back within the subsequent fortnight earlier than a global break.

Whether Solskjaer will nonetheless be in cost come November is now in severe doubt as he has fully did not kind a balanced group from a proficient assortment of star gamers.

“In the last few weeks we’ve hit a brick wall,” added Solskjaer. “The performances haven’t come, the results haven’t come. We’ve conceded too many easy goals and that’s a concern.”

Salah teed up Keita to open the floodgates after simply 5 minutes with a composed low end previous David de Gea.

United got here from 2-0 down on the break to beat Atalanta 3-2 within the Champions League on Wednesday.

But former midfielder Paul Scholes’ warning after that match that Liverpool could be 4-0 up in 45 minutes if handed the identical house to assault into got here to fruition.

Jota justified his choice forward of Sadio Mane as he stretched to show in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross to double Liverpool’s benefit.

Salah has now scored in 10 consecutive video games and overtook Didier Drogba along with his a hundred and fifth Premier League aim when the Egyptian turned house Keita’s cut-back with the United defence all at sea.

Liverpool inflicted additional punishment earlier than the break when Salah smashed house at De Gea’s close to put up.

Salah then accomplished his hat-trick with one other cool end 5 minutes into the second-half after Jordan Henderson’s cross dissected the United defence as soon as extra.

Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had pulled a aim again just for a VAR overview to catch him in an offside place.

Another VAR test noticed the tip of Pogba’s transient cameo for a horrendous studs-up problem on Keita that pressured the Guinean off.

Solskjaer sacrificed Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford to try to cease the bleeding as Old Trafford emptied in the course of the closing half-hour.

De Gea ensured Liverpool did not match their document margin of victory towards United with an unimaginable save from Alexander-Arnold’s drive.

However, that didn’t subdue the temper among the many travelling followers as they mockingly chanted for Solskjaer to stay in his job.

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