Liverpool raced into a 4-0 lead in the first half at Old Trafford; Mohamed Salah completed his hat-trick in the second half as Paul Pogba was shown a straight red card; the Man Utd manager told Sky Sports: “It’s the darkest day I’ve had leading these players
It has been a dismal recent run of results in the Premier League for United, with Sunday’s defeat by one of their biggest rivals leaving them winless in four top-flight matches.
It did not take long for Liverpool to take a 2-0 lead, doubling that before half-time with two Mohamed Salah goals. The forward completed his hat-trick early in the second half, before Paul Pogba compounded Man Utd’s misery with a straight red card 15 minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute.
The defeat once again raises questions over United’s defensive capabilities, and whether their expensive talent can gel together as a squad.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Solskjaer said: “It’s not easy to say something, apart from it’s the darkest day I’ve had leading these players.
“We weren’t good enough individually or as a team. You can’t give a team like Liverpool those chances and unfortunately, we did.
“The whole performance wasn’t good enough, that’s for sure. We have created openings, they have had chances, they have been clinical and we did not take our chances early on. Then the third goal is the one that decided the game.