Hammered By Spurs, Disgraced In Europe, His ‘Darkest Day’ Against Liverpool – And The Watford Defeat That Ended It All
The writing had been on the wall for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for some time. He was Manchester United’s rescuer at one point, the man who brought the club back from the brink.
His reign eventually grew boring as a string of poor results suggested he was not the man to restore Old Trafford’s glory days.
Solskjaer’s time is done, and he will look back on multiple painful losses that pounded the nails in his coffin, one by one, after rising calls from supporters to act in the aftermath of their devastating 4-1 loss at Watford.
From European tragedy to morale-depleting thrashings and wasted opportunities, the Norwegian’s tenure may have re-energized United at first, but criticism of his tactics, decision-making, and discipline eventually forced the club to seek new leadership.
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A dismal defeat, but at least one that Solskjaer wasn’t entirely to blame for.
The finger was mostly pointed at his goalkeeper David de Gea after two major howlers, allowing shots from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount to squirm past him either side of half-time, with Harry Maguire slotting home at the Spaniard’s near post.
Bruno Fernandes reduced the deficit from the spot late on, but it was nothing more than a consolation. United may look back and wonder what could have been had De Gea been more switched on, but ultimately they were toothless in front of goal as Frank Lampard’s men outgunned them.
Source: Daily Mail