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Ole Solskjaer explains why he won’t resign, despite Liverpool defeat

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Following yesterday’s humiliating defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford, Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he won’t resign as manager.

Jurgen Klopp’s side thrashed Man United 5-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. This defeat will put more pressure on Solskjaer, who has been struggling since he took over from Jose Mourinho.

Despite the fact that the Red Devils has not won any silverware under Solskjaer and sitting seventh on the Premier League table, the Norwegian coach insists he will not step down.

“I have come too far, we have come too far as a group. We are too close to give up now,’ Solskjaer said.

“It is going to be a difficult one. The players will be low but there’s loads of characters there. We know we are rock bottom, we can’t feel any worse than this. Let’s see where we take it.”

Solskjaer added: “It is not easy to say something apart from it is the darkest day I have had leading these players.

“We were not good enough individually and as a team, can’t give a team like Liverpool those chances but unfortunately we did.

“The whole performance was not good enough. We created openings, they had chances and they have been clinical. The third goal decided the game.”

Manchester United were already 2-0 down by 13 minutes as Liverpool made a flying start with goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota.

By the second half, Man United’s got it worse when Paul Pogba was sent off for a late challenge on Keita, fifteen minutes after being brought on.

At halftime, some fans of the Red Devils were seen leaving the stadium.

Meanwhile, captain Harry Maguire and other teammates including Cristiano Ronaldo who was unable to show his goalscoring skill has apologised to the fans,

Maguire said, “We apologise to the fans, it was nowhere near good enough for this club. They stuck with us right to the end and we appreciate that but as a club, we have to do better.

“I am so disappointed, we gave them so many chances. They were so clinical, we had a lot of chances ourselves but I am a defender and to concede four in the first half especially at Old Trafford is nowhere near good enough.

“As a player, I know myself. I’ll be looking at myself and my individual performance. We have to stick together, there is no point blaming each other but look at ourselves.

“Look in the mirror when we go home tonight and think where we can do better. To lose to Liverpool in any game of football hurts.

“The rivals, the way we lost the game, to be 4-0 down at halftime in front of our fans like I say it is not good enough.’

Ronaldo posted on Instagram, “Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want. And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame.
“Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support. They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now!

United goalkeeper David De Gea also posted on Instagram “I feel the pain of our supporters, you give the team everything and we must do the same,’ De Gea wrote on Instagram. I love this club and we will not accept this performance.”
Manchester United returns to Premier League action next weekend against Tottenham Hotspur, while Liverpool will face Preston North End in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

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