Recall that on Sunday, October 24, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his boys hosted Liverpool at Old Trafford. Before the Premier League game, most pundits predicted that Liverpool would win or draw due to United’s inconsistent form. But no one expected that Liverpool would score five goals against a star-studded Manchester United side.
Marcus Rashford started the game but could not make any impact and had to be forced out in the second half.
The humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool was Manchester United’s third defeat in 9 Premier League games. They have also recorded 4 draws and just two wins in the league so far this season.
The poor stats have pushed Manchester United to the 9th spot on the league table with 14 points, 8 points away from first-placed Chelsea.
After the game, the pressure on coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer increased tremendously. The defeat has inspired more fans of the club to join the #Oleout campaign that has continued to trend on social media since Sunday.
Also, there have been speculations that some players of the club are against the tactics of the Norwegian tactician. They are allegedly rooting for his sack because they believe he would not help the team to achieve much.
However, no player at the club has publicly declared dissatisfaction with the tactical abilities of the coach. The players have been trying to apologize to the club’s fans using their social media platforms.
Unlike the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire who reacted almost immediately against the defeat, it took Marcus Rashford almost three days before he publicly made his reaction.
On Wednesday evening, the 23-year-old English winger who is a product of the Manchester United youth system tweeted that it took him so long before he reacted because he didn’t know what to say.
While stressing how embarrassed he felt over the 5-0 defeat, Rashford stressed that the fans of the club did not deserve such a scoreline.
“I can’t lie you haven’t heard from me on here because as a United fan I didn’t really know what to say after Sunday”, he tweeted.
“I was embarrassed. I am embarrassed. Our fans are everything and you didn’t deserve that. We’re working hard to try and fix this. We have to redeem ourselves.”
I can’t lie you haven’t heard from me on here because as a United fan I didn’t really know what to say after Sunday. I was embarrassed. I am embarrassed. Our fans are everything and you didn’t deserve that. We’re working hard to try and fix this. We have to redeem ourselves.— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 27, 2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his boys are expected to redeem themselves on Saturday, October 30, 2021, when the club visit Tottenham Hotspur for their 10th Premier League game of the season. If Solskjaer fails to produce a win in the game, it might be almost impossible for him to keep his job at Old Trafford.