The Cairns Post

’DARKEST DAY’ AS LIVERPOOL THRASH MAN U 5-0

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OLE Gunnar Solskjaer rued his “darkest day” as Manchester United manager after Mohamed Salah’s hattrick swept Liverpool to a stunning 5-0 win over their arch rivals at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Ten years after Manchester City’s infamous 6-1 victory at Old Trafford,

Liverpool inflicted one of the most embarrassi­ng losses United have ever suffered. It was Liverpool’s biggest win against United since 1925 and moved them seven points clear of Solskjaer’s side in the Premier League table.

Second-placed Liverpool are just one point behind leaders Chelsea as they chase the title – an ambition that looks completely beyond hapless United after this wretched afternoon.

“It is not easy to say something apart from it is the darkest day I have had leading these players,” Solskjaer said.

United are languishin­g in seventh place after a fourth successive league game without a win, a dismal streak that includes three defeats.

The pressure on Solskjaer will be intense in the coming days as the beleaguere­d Norwegian faces a fight to cling on to his job.

 ?? ?? Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah shoots past Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to score his hat trick. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah shoots past Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to score his hat trick. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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