The Cairns Post
’DARKEST DAY’ AS LIVERPOOL THRASH MAN U 5-0
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.