Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to make three first-half substitutions to his already deteriorated lineup, and yet the side came away with an important point thanks to a passionate performance.
The reverse fixture that took place at Anfield back in December wasn’t so fortuitous for the Mancunians, however, as they were hammered 3-1, which ultimately resulted in Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
The Portuguese tactician’s side put in a drab display against their arch-rivals, which ended up being the final straw as far as the Manchester United board was concerned.
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But now, new information has been brought to light by the Daily Mail, which reveals Mourinho’s attitude after having suffered that defeat.
The ‘Special One’ was supposedly “done” with life at Old Trafford, but was still adamant on not quitting his post.
As per the report, Mourinho sent the following text message to one of his friends after that poor result: “I’m done after this. But I’m not quitting.”
He was right on both counts, as the Manchester United board took the decision for him, parting ways with him and hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his interim successor.
The Norwegian has worked wonders since his return to the Theatre of Dreams, and with the way things are going at the club, he might just end up bagging the permanent role by the end of the season.