“Ole’s at the wheel” was chanted at Old Trafford, but by the away supporters, as Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 5-0 on Sunday evening.
The Premier League clash between two of England’s biggest clubs saw the hosts suffer their heaviest ever defeat at home to their fierce rivals.
Fortunately for United, it seemed Liverpool took their foot off the gas after Mo Salah’s hat-trick or else the night could’ve ended on a far worse note, especially after Paul Pogba’s sending off in the 60th minute. The wheel of fortune, however, is unlikely to be in favour of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after this performance.
Jose Mourino was sacked in 2018 after losing 3-1 at the hands of the same rivals, and many fans want the same outcome for the Portuguese’ successor after tonight’s result.
Ole has taken this squad and club back to a level where it is set up to compete on many fronts. He can’t take us further. He should go before it’s past the point where his good works are undone.
— UnitedMuppetiers (@Muppetiers) October 24, 2021
Ronaldo on his knees. Solskjaer stares ahead stoically. United can't come back from this and the manager cannot be allowed to, either. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 24, 2021
I've only ever thought a manager should leave if their situation didn't look like improving. I think OGS has reached this stage now. It's best he steps down for the sake of the club. He did well to steady the ship but now we need to move on.
It is what it is.
— UtdArena (@utdarena) October 24, 2021
This is the worst game I've seen us play under Ole. It's depressing and it feel like he doesn't survive tonight.
If he does go, I'll thank him for everything he's done for the club and will back him until he goes through the door.
— Όliver (@Oliveresuana) October 24, 2021
Regardless, at this stage, the club have indicated the board are fully behind Solskjaer and his staff, who were recently rewarded with new contracts.
The Norwegian manager, in his post-match interview, also insisted he’s in no mood of jumping the ship, having come so far with this set of players.
“I have come too far, we have come too far as a group and we are too close to give up now,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.