Solskjaer takes blame for ‘worst day’ as red-hot Spurs gun down United
The manager has taken responsibility for his team’s loss, but others blame the club’s owners and executives
A shell-shocked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer branded Manchester United’s 6-1 trouncing by Tottenham Hotspur as his “worst day ever” and admitted his side were “nowhere near good enough”.
Solskjaer accepted full responsibility as United’s joint-heaviest defeat in Premier League history piled the pressure on the manager just three games into the new season. It is the first time in 34 years that United have lost their opening two home matches of a league campaign and left them languishing in 16th position, having conceded 11 goals already.
“It’s very embarrassing, it hurt all the players,” Solskjaer said. “It hurts me as the manager. “It’s my worst day ever. I’ll hold my hands up, it’s my fault. I’m responsible for this. I’ve lost 5-0 with United and we’ve lost 6-1. We’ve lost big results before and always bounced back. I promise we’ll do everything we can to turn this around. There are a lot of wrongs today. We need to look at everything. It’s nowhere near good enough.”..