Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls defeat his "worst day" of Man Utd career
Hard to disagree with this
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflected on what he described as the "worst day" he's had during his Manchester United career as both a manager and a player, after his side were demolished 6-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Solskjaer watched his team go from 1-0 up in the opening minute, to 2-1 down within seven. By the end, Spurs had more than 20 shots, had scored six and could have scored many more.
The defeat, easily the most embarrassing of the post-Alex Ferguson era, will likely see intense scrutiny placed on the manager, who struggled to put his disappointment into words after the game.
"It's my second language so it's very difficult to put it into words. It's a horrible feeling, the worst day I've had as a Manchester United manager and player," said Solskjaer to BBC Radio Five Live.
"I've been part of big defeats before and we've bounced back so we've just got to let the boys go away on international duty, find their mojo themselves and the others that are going to stay here, we've got to help them.
"After a result like this you need to clear your mind and head and look forward.
"Sometimes you make mistakes, that's part of life and we made too many mistakes in one game of football and that shows in the result against a very good football team. They are a team full of quality and we got punished almost every time we made a mistake."
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Solskjaer admitted that the defeat was a concern.
"Of course it's alarming. It's nowhere near good enough," he said. "I hold my hand up. It's my decision to pick the team I did. And as a squad, that's not good enough for Man United."
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