Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Manchester United’s 5-0 home bombing against Liverpool the “darkest day” of his tenure at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian saw his side tear to pieces with Naby Keita, Diogo Jota and a hat-trick from Mohamed Salah seeing Liverpool seal the extraordinary victory.


Liverpool were on fire as they hit five at Old Trafford


But were helped immensely by Man United, who were far from the beat

Liverpool were leading 4-0 at halftime and Solskjaer admitted that was the moment when it became damage limitation for his side.

When asked when he decided to go out of business, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “4-0.

“It’s the one to go to at half-time where you have to score more than one every 15 minutes …”

He continued, “This is the darkest day I have had while leading these players.

Are Solskjaer's days as Man United boss numbered?


Are Solskjaer’s days as Man United boss numbered?

“We weren’t good enough – individually, as a team. You can’t give those chances to a team like Liverpool and unfortunately we did.

“The overall performance was not good enough. We created openings, they had chances and were clinical and we didn’t take our chances from the start and the third goal was obviously the one that decided the game.

Pogba's red card for this challenge made matters worse for Man United


Pogba’s red card for this challenge made matters worse for Man United

The result will only raise more questions about Solskjaer’s future at the club, with a number of fans calling him to go in the wake of the humiliation.

However, Solskjaer has said he will not be leaving on his own, insisting he will never give up on the project he has at Man United.

When asked if he had any doubts about his ability to move the club forward, Solskjaer replied: “No, I have gone too far.

“We have gone too far as a group. We’re too close to give up now.

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