'It's the darkest day' - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at low ebb but not planning to walk away from Manchester United
“It is mine. The coaching staff are brilliant. I choose the way we approach the game and today we were not clinical enough going forward," Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said following the 5-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford. "I have come too far, we have come too far as a group and we are too close to give up now."
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Solskjaer has conceded it is his lowest point as manager at Old Trafford.
“It's the darkest day I’ve had dealing with these players,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “We were not good enough, individually and as a team.
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“The whole performance was not good enough, that’s for sure.
You can look back to last season and the 6-1 loss to Spurs. This is worse, miles worse. The opposition as well makes it miles worse.
"We have to get over this as quickly as we can and move on.”
Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (C) reacts after Liverpool scored their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on Octo
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Asked if the performance reflected badly on him and his coaching staff, the Norwegian said: “It is mine. The coaching staff are brilliant. I choose the way we approach the game and today we were not clinical enough going forward.”
There are calls for United to act and relieve Solskajer of his duties, but he has no intention of quitting.
“I have come too far, we have come too far as a group and we are too close to give up now,” he said.