Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attacked his players and apologized for Manchester United’s performance after a 4-0 defeat to Everton.
Manchester United faced a humiliating 4-0 loss, as their season went from bad to worse. Goals from Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Digne and Walcott drowned Manchester United at Goodison Park.
The side’s chances of a top-4 finish are minimal as they take on Manchester City and Chelsea in back-to-back games next week.
Solskjaer interacted with the media for the post-match conference, where he attacked the Manchester United players and stated that players will be parted ways with, after the disastrous performance at Goodison Park.
Solskjaer on Man Utd players:
The Norwegian manager apologized to the fans after the loss against Everton.
“All I can do is apologise to the fans. That was not good enough,” Solskjaer said.
“From the first whistle everything went wrong. I just want to apologise to the fans. They’re the only people with the badge on today who can hold their head high, because we can’t.”
The manager insisted that while the side was worse to Everton in every department, the players have now a chance to make amends against Manchester City next week.
“Everton were better than us at all the basics. There are so many things that we need to do better to get a result. Talent has never been enough.
“We just didn’t perform. That was not worthy of a Manchester United team. We hold our hands up and apologise to everyone associated with the club. We have a perfect chance to make amends on Wednesday.”
Towards the end of the press conference, Solskjaer insisted that he wants to build a “successful” team, and there are players in the current squad who won’t be the part of that team.
“If you want to play at this club, it has to mean more. I want my team to be the hardest working team in this league. I’m going to be successful here, and there are players there that won’t be part of that successful team,” Solskjaer said.
How Twitter reacted..
Honestly .. at what stage do you start blaming the players for lacking the will and the determination to go out on the pitch and deliver?
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) April 21, 2019
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 21, 2019
Even if Solskjaer ends up the greatest United manager in history, the hasty decision to appoint him typical of the club since Ferguson, where there has been a lack of cool thinking. As one source said, Woodward is “too concerned with headlines” and fan emotion…
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 21, 2019
Manchester United will return to action against Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday.