Manchester United: “I am getting close to what we want at Man Utd” – Solskjaer ‘believes in himself’ despite Liverpool drubbing

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajaer, after suffering a huge defeat at the old Trafford stadium yesterday being Sunday, against Liverpool, still believes in himself and his team.

United lost to Liverpool in a humiliating 5:0 defeat at home with Mohamed Salah recording a hat-trick and also setting a record of being the first Premier League player to score an away hat-trick at Old Trafford after setting Naby Keita up for the opener, with Diogo Jota making it 2-0 inside 13 minutes as United slumped to their heaviest-ever home defeat in this fixture.

United presently are at their seventh position, eight points behind the premier league leader Chelsea.

Boosting his confidence, Ole Gunnar Solskajaer said: “I have heard nothing else [other than having the backing of the board],” Solskjaer said in a news conference. “I am still thinking about tomorrow’s work. Of course, they are all low.

“I have never felt any worse than this. This is the lowest I have been. I accept the responsibility. That is mine today and it is mine going forward.

“It is the worst feeling. The feeling that we are getting to where we want to be has been there. Last few weeks we have hit a brick wall. We have conceded too many easy goals. That is a concern. This is the lowest I have been. I accept the responsibility. That is mine today.

“I do believe in myself and I am getting close to what we want at the club. The results lately haven’t been good enough. Hands up. Next week is Tottenham away. Then Atalanta. Then Man City. We have to go into this with the right frame of mind.

“The time is now. United have had difficult times before and we have always bounced back. We have started this season badly. We have hit a brick wall. We need to start building results – and get clean sheets.

“I am sad, disappointed, angry of course. My emotion doesn’t matter apart from what do we do to improve and make sure it doesn’t happen [again]. This could go either way, we could sulk or we could come together.” he concluded.