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Solskjaer hits out at United's performance against Everton claiming it was "simply not good enough"

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's honeymoon period at Manchester United is well and truly over, especially after United got thumped 4-0 away against Everton on Easter Sunday.

This was Manchester United's biggest defeat since that famous 4-0 away defeat against Chelsea, back in 2016/17, when Jose Mourinho made his return to Stamford Bridge as an opposing manager.

However, this performance was even worse than that, especially considering that Everton had just come back from a 2-0 defeat against already-relegated Fulham last weekend.

The Manchester United players looked like they did not care, making a relentless amount of mistakes all over the pitch, and they were pegged back for most of the match, always being exposed by the Everton attack.

The first half, especially, was one to forget, with Gary Neville pointing out after the match in a furious rant aimed at the United players, that the Everton team covered 4 kilometres more than the United players did in the first half. This is a shocking statistic, and the former Manchester United defender added that "It's embarrassing just watching some of the players out there today."

In his post-match interviews and press conference, Solskjaer said that "However talented you are, you've got to run more than everyone every single week up and down that pitch for your team-mates," thus further adding to Neville's points mentioned during his rant.

To make matters worse, Solskjaer had to go and apologise to the fans in front of everyone, as he took most of the blame, when it was clearly not his fault. The Norwegian added that "We have to apologise to the fans - it goes all way from me to the players. We know we let fans down let club down today because that performance is difficult to describe because it is so bad." Neville was livid at the fact that Solskjaer had to go and apologise, labelling it as "embarrassing".

However, Solskjaer clearly wants business at the club, saying that "I said all along I am going to be successful here... and there are players who won't be part of that successful team," aiming this claim towards those players that do not work enough for the badge.

Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba's work-rates were most notably put into question during the match, with the pair often labouring around the pitch and not fulfilling the duties that they were assigned to do.

After the match, Nemanja Matic claimed that he was to blame the most for the horrendous performance, saying that he "the most experienced player in the team today, did not play well. We can't blame the young lads. I was the biggest problem."

This humiliating loss leaves Manchester United in a precarious position in the league, sitting sixth, with the Manchester Derby coming on Wednesday, as they look to try and somehow turn things around.


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