Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Patrice Evra have this evening provided their respective takes on Manchester United’s drubbing at the hands of Tottenham.
Spurs run riot
The Red Devils returned to Premier League action a short time ago, in a meeting with Spurs at Old Trafford.
United headed into proceedings with their tails up, on the back of a hard-fought victory over Brighton last weekend.
Despite their 3-point haul at the Amex, though, the performances of Solskjaer’s men over the early weeks of the season, in truth, left a lot to be desired.
Nevertheless, to say that what unfolded over the 90 minutes in Manchester proved in any way predictable would be some way wide of the mark.
An absolutely staggering matchup eventually saw Spurs emerge with the better of a 6-1 scoreline.
All of Son Heung-min (2), Harry Kane (2), Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier were on target for the Lilywhites, as Jose Mourinho got one over on his former side in some style.
Bruno Fernandes was the man on target for United, with Anthony Martial having also been given his marching orders early on for a petulant (albeit soft) slap on Eric Lamela.
Highlights: Man United 1-6 Tottenham
On the back of Manchester United’s defeat, meanwhile, the finger of blame has since been pointed at a whole host of individuals.
The likes of Harry Maguire and Paul Pogba looked absolutely absymal throughout proceedings this evening, with Martial’s dismissal having also been completely needless.
One man who evidently feels that it is he, rather than the Red Devils’ stars, who is at fault for the club’s mauling, however, is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Speaking in a post-match interview this evening, the United boss was drawn on exactly what went wrong versus Tottenham.
And Solskjaer went on to take full responsibility, before assuring that he will do everything within his power to get things at Old Trafford back on track over the weeks to come:
OGS: “I am responsible for this. It hurts. It is embarrassing. I promise I will do everything I can to turn things round.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) October 4, 2020
‘It’s a shambles’
Another individual with close ties to United who’s past-match comments have since caused quite a stir, meanwhile, is Patrice Evra.
Former Reds stopper Evra was part of the Sky Sports team to have dissected today’s action at Old Trafford following the full-time whistle.
And the Frenchman was in no mood to mince words, launching a lengthy, and deeply emotional rant, regarding the struggles of his one-time club.
Evra opened up by explaining:
‘Alexis Sanchez made a comment. He said when he signed for United at his first training session he asked his agent to end up his contract.’
‘That’s what I’m going to ask to Sky. I really would like to end my contract with Sky.’
‘Because it’s my second game, I’m a positive person and I never want to talk about United because when you tell the truth it can hurt and I’m passionate and I love my club.’
‘I know you have to have some filter when you talk on TV, but it’s a shambles…’
The 39-year-old continued:
‘What’s going on with my club? What’s going on right now?’
‘I’m really emotional. It’s difficult to talk – a man like me I’m a positive person.’
‘I don’t promote violence, but many people need some good slap right now in the team.’
‘That’s what I would do right now if I’m working for the club…’
‘I know you laugh, but I really don’t wanna laugh right now. I’m really, really angry.’
“I really would like to end my contract with Sky – I know you have to have some filter when you talk on TV.” 😳
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 4, 2020
In a later comment, Evra went on to explain:
‘That’s why I don’t even want to talk about this game because it’s a catastrophe what’s happening right now.’
‘My advice to any fan right now is to buy a PlayStation, buy a player like [Jadon] Sancho, even [Lionel] Messi, and start playing. Because it’s a disaster.’