Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted losing 5-0 to Liverpool as manager of Manchester United was his "lowest point" at the helm by a considerable distance.
Jurgen Klopp's side raced into a four-goal lead at half-time of their Premier League meeting with the Red Devils in October 2021, adding a fifth and final finish after the restart to pile further misery on United.
Solskjaer was already under pressure heading into this heavyweight showdown and this game marked the beginning of the end for the Norwegian, who lasted only three further matches before being sacked.
Yet to return to football management since his exit from Old Trafford, the 50-year-old has taken the time to reflect on his spell in charge of United and cannot escape the hurt suffering a humiliating defeat by Liverpool on home soil caused him.
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"Those [Manchester] City and Liverpool teams were the best that their clubs, with fantastic managers, have ever had. I know that’s a bold statement because Liverpool were so good in the ’80s, but they were a fantastic side under Jurgen Klopp," said Solskjaer.
"In my last season, we played Liverpool at home. I felt the players were ready for it, just like I’d felt they were ready when we’d gone to City and won. We could have sat back and countered but my decision was to go for it. We lost 5-0. It was 50/50, more or less, in possession and chances at half-time, yet we were 4-0 down.
"I made the wrong decision and that was my lowest point as United manager by a mile. Roberto Firmino was probably the opposition player who caused me the most problems as a manager. The 6-1 defeat atRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk