Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentions 6-1 Spurs defeat following Liverpool thrashing

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that Manchester United’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool is ‘miles worse’ than his side’s 6-1 loss to Tottenham last season. 

The Red Devils were humiliated at Old Trafford by Jurgen Klopp’s side on Sunday, as the visitors simply ran riot. 

Liverpool raced into the lead after just five minutes through Naby Keita, before Diogo Jota extended the Reds’ lead on 13 minutes. 

Man of the moment Mohamed Salah added a further two goals to make it 4-0 at half-time, before completing his hat-trick and United’s drubbing five minutes into the second half. 

The manner of the defeat, which also saw Paul Pogba given a straight red card, piles more pressure onto Solskjaer’s position as his side is now winless in their last four Premier League games. 

It is also the second heavy defeat during his tenure as United boss, which follows the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham which occurred last October, both at Old Trafford.

However, Solskjaer has admitted that Sunday’s result was much worse than the one he experienced last season, labelling it his ‘darkest day’ in charge of the club.  

He told Sky Sports: “It’s the darkest day I have had leading these players. We weren’t good enough, individually or as a team. You can’t give a team like Liverpool them chances, but unfortunately, we did.

“You can look back at last season, we lose the big one 6-1 to Spurs, this is worse. Miles worse. The opposition as well, that for me, makes it miles worse, for me, as a Manchester lad.

“I just have to say that we have to really get over this as quick as you can and move on.”

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The way in which both results came about was quite astonishing, but both United and Spurs are undergoing their own periods of difficulty now.

It is quite fitting that they are going to come across each other this coming weekend, in what is a crucial fixture for both managers. 

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