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Fans in anger as Liverpool annihilates Man Utd 5-0 at Old Trafford

16:50, 25 October 2021
Fans in anger as Liverpool annihilates Man Utd 5-0 at Old Trafford Photo: PA/TASS

#OleOut demanding to sack Manchester United’s coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær became one of the most trending on Twitter after the Sunday defeat.


Manchester United FC led by Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær suffered one of the worst defeats in its history as the team lost at their home stadium to arch-rivals Liverpool FC 5-0. 

Liverpool was quick to take the lead with Naby Keita and Diogo Jota scoring in the 5th and 13th minutes respectively before Egyptian star Mohamed Salah scored a hat trick, becoming the first player ever to score three goals for an opposing team at Old Trafford. 

The Red Devils, who conceded four goals in the first half, saw themselves in an even worse situation after substituted midfielder Paul Pogba had got a red card some 15 minutes after half-time. 

Manchester’s legend Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score a consolation goal which was disallowed due to offside.

At the end of the first half, the disappointed Portuguese superstar received a yellow card for a dirty kick to Liverpool’s James which led to a quarrel. 

The greatest manager in ManUtd’s history Sir Alex Ferguson was captured sitting in the stands with a frustrated expression on his face, while Liverpool’s legend Sir Kenny Dalglish was clearly enjoying the game. Ferguson’s worst defeat took place in 2011 when his team also lost by five goals in a Manchester derby against City 6-1.

Some United fans decided to leave the stadium after the first half. They were supported by the fastest man on Earth Usain Bolt and former MU defender Rio Ferdinand, now a journalist and a TV expert. 

Solskjær’s future is quite grim now since many supporters demand he should be dismissed. The two probable candidatures for MU’s manager position are ex-Chelsea coach Antonio Conte and French Zinedine Zidane with whom Ronaldo consecutively won three Champions League trophies in Real Madrid.

The Norwegian himself took the blame for the humiliating defeat and promised not to give up. 

“For me, the darkest day I’ve had in the club. Of course, it feels hard when your closest rivals beat you like this. It’s a hard situation to be in but that’s what I signed for.”

The next month is expected to be decisive for Solskjær since he faces a series of games against top teams including Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal in the Premier League and Atalanta and Villarreal in the Champions League. Apart from the Manchester derby, all of these games will be away for Man United.