The Liverpool defeat says a lot about where Manchester United currently are as a club

Certainly the club has accelerated off the field, with new commercial deals, but the same cannot be said of on-field results, writes Lawrence Ostlere

Monday 25 October 2021 21:30
<p>Solskjaer saw his side routed by their Merseyside rivals</p>

Solskjaer saw his side routed by their Merseyside rivals

The immediate question after Manchester United’s humiliation at the hands of rivals Liverpool was to wonder whether this was the end of the road for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United’s manager has done well over the past couple of years, up to a point. That point coming somewhere around the end of last season when his team finished second in the Premier League and finished second again in the Europa League final a few days later.

Perhaps Solskjaer will muddle on for a little while longer, or perhaps he will have cleared his desk by the time you’re reading this, but either way his legacy as United’s manager is unlikely to read any different. Even if he were to stay until May it is hard to envisage progress on or even parity with the reasonable achievements of last term.

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