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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that Manchester United’s 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool on Sunday is ‘miles worse’ than losing 6-1 to Tottenham last season, as he told Sky Sports.

Last October, both Liverpool and Manchester United witnessed one of the craziest nights in their history – the latter conceding six at home to Spurs, then hours later, Aston Villa putting seven past the Reds.

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Whilst Liverpool have made sure that, so far, such a crazy story line hasn’t repeated itself this term, the same can’t be said for Manchester United.

Out of all the teams, they conceded five to their bitter rivals yesterday, at their own ground, including being 4-0 down by half-time.

After the game, Solskjaer explained why yesterday’s result was more hurtful than getting beat 6-1 by then Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham last season.

“It’s the darkest day I have had leading these players,” said Solskjaer. “We weren’t good enough, individually or as a team. You can’t give a team like Liverpool them chances, but unfortunately, we did.

“You can look back at last season, we lose the big one 6-1 to Spurs, this is worse. Miles worse. The opposition as well, that for me, makes it miles worse, for me, as a Manchester lad.

“I just have to say that we have to really get over this as quick as you can and move on.”

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It’s not a good luck for Solskjaer that he is on the Old Trafford touchline – in back-to-back seasons – having to watch Man United concede six against Tottenham, then five against Liverpool.

Such performances, even the one last season, are straight-up sackable offences and it’s interesting to see how those in the boardroom react to such a defeat.

Tottenham suffered a 1-0 defeat to West Ham hours before the Man United game, and it wasn’t so long ago that the North London club were in meltdown themselves.

Spurs fans were questioning whether they would get into Europe this term, given how things have started for them, yet they are one place below and one point behind Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the table, which says a lot.

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