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I take full responsibility for embarrassing defeat -Solskjaer

October 5, 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have to look themselves in the mirror after taking full responsibility for their “embarrassing” 6-1 defeat to Tottenham.

United suffered their joint-heaviest Premier League home defeat as Spurs took advantage of a shambolic collapse to deepen the despairing mood engulfing Old Trafford.

Having played more than an hour with 10 men following Anthony Martial’s dismissal, United were put to the sword by a rampant Spurs, who took full advantage as Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane doubles, and goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier, inflicted a humbling defeat on Jose Mourinho’s former club.

“It is embarrassing, I hold my hands up, it is my fault. It is not Manchester United,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “You don’t win games by making individual mistakes, errors and a performance like that.

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“It was nowhere near good enough. Today is the worst. I can’t say any more than that. When you have a defeat like this you have to look yourself in the mirror.

“When we got the start we did, you think you have the game how you want it. But we made bad decisions and then we were two or three down.

“When you are 2-1 down you are in with a chance, 3-1 down a minute later is hard. At 4-1 down, it is about character and personality.

“We had to close their avenues to goal, but we didn’t come out with any aggression. There are a lot of wrongs today. We need to look at everything.”

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