MANCHESTER UNITED were humiliated as they were hit for FIVE at home by Liverpool.
We've the very latest on the future of the Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Cristiano Ronaldo denied a consolation by VAR.
Paul Pogba came off the bench at half-time but lasted just FIFTEEN minutes before being sent off for a dangerous tackle on Naby Keita.
On the transfer front, United are eyeing up a swoop for Spanish star Dani Olmo, according to reports.
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GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS
The morning after the night before...
Almost ten years to the day since being beaten 6-1 by Manchester City at Old Trafford, the Red Devils suffered a sobering defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
A Mo Salah hat-trick and goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota condemned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to an embarrassing defeat.
The Norwegian was already facing question marks regarding his tenure, with last night's result only ramping up the pressure.
He told Sky Sports: ”It is the darkest day I have had leading these players.
“We were not good enough individually and as a team.
“We can’t give a team like Liverpool those chances but unfortunately we did.
“The whole performance was not good enough. Whose responsibility is it? It is mine, that is it.”
RON: UTD FANS DESERVE 'MUCH BETTER'
Cristiano Ronaldo has told Manchester United supporters they ‘deserve better, much better’ than the humiliating performance against Liverpool.
The Portuguese legend, 36, and his Red Devils team-mates were thrashed 5-0 by their bitter rivals at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The result left boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under even more pressure, although the Norwegian is refusing to quit.
Some United fans had already seen enough by half time, with hordes spotted leaving Old Trafford with their side already trailing by four.
Mo Salah went on to add a fifth and claim his hat-trick after the break as United were left stunned.
Captain Harry Maguire issued a grovelling apology to supporters after the embarrassment.
And now Ronaldo has joined him by reaching out to the wounded United faithful with a post on Instagram.
He wrote: “Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for.
“Sometimes the score is not the one we want. And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame.
“Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support.
“They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now!”
OLE: IT'S MY FAULT
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blamed himself for his worst day in charge.
He told Sky Sports: ""It is the darkest day I have had leading these players.
"We were not good enough individually and as a team.
"We can't give a team like Liverpool those chances but unfortunately we did.
"The whole performance was not good enough. Whose responsibility is it? It is mine, that is it."
JESS CALM DOWN
Jesse Lingard attempted to appease angry Man United fans during his side’s humiliating 5-0 home loss to Liverpool.
The Red Devils forward was warming up near the corner flag when he was targeted by a section of peeved supporters at Old Trafford.
Lingard, 28, was an unused substitute during the clash between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men and Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Footage shared on Twitter shows the England and United ace responding to shouts and chants from some supporters by stating: “I’m not on the pitch”.
The England ace revealed on Twitter: "It wasnt abuse! he said “work harder” like im not already doing that day in day out! and i said “im not even on the pitch” end of!!"
SportBible reports that the video was apparently filmed in the first half with United 4-0 down by half-time in a Prem game for the first time in the club’s history.
And scores of home supporters were filmed leaving Old Trafford during the break.
Man United, who were looking to pick up their first win in three top-flight games had come into the match buoyed by their thrilling fight back against Atalanta in the Champions League.
SunSport revealed club talisman Cristiano Ronaldo had reportedly given his team-mates the hairdryer treatment in a bid to inspire them to victory in that encounter.
'POGBA DISPLAY LACKED RESPECT'
Paul Scholes claims ‘disrespectful’ Paul Pogba should NEVER play for Manchester United again after his red card against Liverpool.
Sub Pogba was partly to blame for Mo Salah's hat-trick goal on 50 minutes making it 5-0, before a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Naby Keita.
Liverpool midfielder Keita needed to be stretchered off the field and Liverpool went on to dominate possession.
And ex-United and England midfielder told Premier League Productions: “To say a disappointing day would be a complete understatement.
“I don’t think it was a lack of effort, I think tactically they were set up in a way where this could happen and unfortunately it did happen.
“Paul Pogba coming on to the pitch at half time to try to help the team and maybe get a little respectability about it, tries to stand on the ball, tries to show how strong he is in the middle of the pitch… gives the goal away.
“Then later on gets sent off with a ridiculous tackle, now you’re 5-0 down with 10 men. You’d have to think, if Ole’s still a manager there, will we see Pogba again in a United shirt?
“He’s caused mayhem over the last couple of years. Everyone knows what a talent he is, everybody trusts him, every manager trusts him, tried to give him his head and let him be the player he’s been.
“But with all the commotion, not signing his contract, almost holding the club to ransom, and then he comes on and does something like that.
“It’s not Ole’s fault, don’t get me wrong, but that’s part of it which almost summed the United performance up today.
“Look, he probably will play [again] won’t he? But I don’t think they will be missing anything if he doesn’t.
“He’s had numerous chances, he keeps saying he lacks consistency, but that is just [a lack of] discipline and disrespect for your manager and your teammates, what he’s done today.”
RIO HAS TO WATCH FROM A&E
Rio Ferdinand was forced to watch Manchester United's shocking 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool in A&E today.
The United legend was taken to hospital this afternoon with an undisclosed medical issue.
The 42-year-old posted a picture of himself on social media with the caption: "These 60 minutes have sent me to A&E…"
It comes after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men were smashed at home by their bitter rivals, with Mo Salah scoring a hat-trick.
Naby Keita and Diogo Jota also netted, while Paul Pogba was sent-off for a lunge in the second-half.
It is not known whether his wife Kate, who they share a child with, was with him in hospital.
And it is not clear whether he was joking around, or serious, with supporters mixed on his message.
Fans raced to Twitter to wish the former Red Devil and England defender well after he delivered the news.
One fan said: "Get well soon Rio. Hope the performance didn't do it to you!"
OLE: MY DARKEST DAY
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United had hit 'rock bottom' following their 5-0 home thrashing by Liverpool - but says he will not quit.
The under-pressure United boss took full responsibility for the humiliating defeat in an interview with Sky Sports.
Hundreds of fans flooded out of Old Trafford at half-time after the Reds raced into a 4-0 half-time lead and Solskjaer did not try to paper over the cracks.
He said: "That fourth goal is when you go into half-time with having to score one every 15 minutes. I know these boys are capable of it. But the fourth - that was probably game over.
"You can look at last season when we lost to Spurs 6-1, but this is worse, miles worse. This is miles worse for me as a Manchester lad. I've just got to say we have to get over this as quickly as we can.
"I have come too far, we have come too far as a group. We are too close to give up now.
"We know we are rock bottom, we can't feel any worse than this. Let's see where we take it."
KLOPP 'COULDN'T BE HAPPIER'
Jurgen Klopp 'couldn't be happier' after Liverpool's 'insane' 5-0 Old Trafford win.
Red-hot Salah tore Manchester United to shreds with the first Premier League hat-trick there from a visiting player
And the Red Devils suffered their biggest ever home defeat against Liverpool on a miserable afternoon.
Klopp said: "I couldn't be happier, it is exceptional. Absolutely outstanding.
"Did I expect that? No. It was a really good day.
"What we did in the last third was insane. Pressing high, winning balls and we scored wonderful goals.
"The result is insane, I asked if there was one like this in history and if there isn't then it will take a while.
"It is special but we don't celebrate like crazy, we have respect for the opponents.
"We were lucky in some moments, United are not in their best moment.
"We started incredibly well and stopped playing football. We controlled the game after the fifth, it was not about scoring more, just trying to get out without more injuries."
NEV: PRESSURE ON OLE NOW 'INTOLERABLE'
Gary Neville ripped into Manchester United for 'capitulating' in the 5-0 hammering by Liverpool.
And he admitted the pressure is now 'intolerable' on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Shell-shocked Neville was on commentary duty as he watched on in horror with the Reds running riot at Old Trafford.
Naby Keita and Diogo Jota got the ball rolling for the visitors before Mo Salah helped himself to a hat-trick.
Neville lambasted the players for their pathetic efforts.
The former right-back told Sky Sports: "This has been a monstrous day for Manchester United.
"They have been obliterated. That was unacceptable.
"This is as bad as it gets. It's the nature of the performance. They have capitulated.
"They've lost everything today - discipline, organisation. But what stands out in my mind is their organisation around the press. Finding the trigger, not getting there half-hearted.
"City can press, Liverpool can press. Manchester United are kidding themselves today that they are a pressing team. They are all over the place.
"The manager and his coaching staff have to take the blame for the pressing game today.
"Why would you do that? They are not a pressing team. They haven't got it in them. If you are going to press, put in Lingard and the others who can run all day."
MAGUIRE SAYS SORRY TO UTD FANS
Embarrassed skipper Harry Maguire has apologised to Manchester United fans for the 5-0 home loss to Liverpool
The England centre-back told United's player to 'look in the mirror' and examine their performances - just as he will.
Mo Salah's hat-trick left Liverpool 5-0 up after 50 minutes before United sub Paul Pogba saw red on the hour.
Maguire told Sky Sports: "We apologise to the fans, it was nowhere near good enough for this club.
"They stuck with us right to the end and we appreciate that but as a club we have to do better.
"I am so disappointed, we gave them so many chances.
"They were so clinical, we had a lot of chances ourselves but I am a defender and to concede four in the first half especially at Old Trafford is nowhere near good enough.
"As a player I know myself. I’ll be looking at myself and my individual performance. "We have to stick together, there is no point blaming each other but look at ourselves.
"Look in the mirror when we go home tonight and think where we can do better.
"To lose to Liverpool in any game of football hurts. They're rivals, the way we lost the game, to be 4-0 down at half-time in front of our fans, like I say it is not good enough."
‘NOW WE KNOW ARTETA BETTER THAN OLE’
Manchester United’s 5-0 home defeat against Liverpool has sparked unflattering comparisons onlinebetween Old Trafford chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
Some fans claimed “Arteta has now won” – helped by the Gunners’ run of 14 points from six Prem improvement before United slumped to one of their all-time great humiliations today.
But one supporter asked: “How did Arsenal & United go from Fergie and Wenger to Arteta & Solskjær in less than a decade?
“Both clubs in decline, and it’s painful.”
But another comment summed up a common view: “Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal plays better football than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United.”
'ARGUABLY MOST DISGRACEFUL UTD DISPLAY EVER'
Liverpool's 5-0 victory at Old Trafford came on the tenth anniversary of Man City's 6-1 win at United.
And SunSport's Neil Custis believes today's disintegration was WORSE.
He says: "There was something terminal about this. For this manager, for this team, for these fans."
Here's our man's FULL VERDICT on a shameful display from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 'team' of individuals.
UTD SUB RATINGS
PAUL POGBA (GREENWOOD 46) - 3/10
Came on for Man Utd's best attacking threat to give them some more midfield cover in the second half.
But he was rightly sent off for an awful lunge on Naby Keita on the hour mark.
EDINSON CAVANI (FERNANDES 62) - 6/10
Came on with the game done and dusted and spent most of his time in defensive positions as Liverpool made their man advantage count.
DIOGO DALOT (RASHFORD 62) - 6/10
Came on to help Luke Shaw deal with the threat of Mo Salah but only after he'd already scored a hat-trick and Liverpool were 5-0 up.
Made sure there was no further damage.
Not used: Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard, Jadon Sancho, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek.
REST OF THE UTD STARTING XI RATINGS
MASON GREENWOOD - 6/10
The young striker was probably Man Utd's brightest spark in the first half before being hauled off at half-time.
He gave Andrew Robertson a tough time down the right and tested the palms of Alisson with a stinging effort.
But he was the man to make way for Paul Pogba at the break, for some reason.
CRISTIANO RONALDO - 5/10
He was physically bulled by Liverpool's colossal defensive duo of Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate.
Thought he'd helped himself to a goal in the second half on one of the few moments he found some room only to be denied by a VAR offside.
MORE UTD RATINGS
BRUNO FERNANDES - 4/10
Played centrally and in behind Cristiano Ronaldo but completely marked out of the game.
It could've been a different afternoon had he scored a gilt-edged chance early on that would've given Man Utd the lead.
MARCUS RASHFORD - 6/10
Along with Mason Greenwood, he looked threatening at times in the first half and gave Trent Alexander-Arnold some problems.
But far too isolated and never got the help he needed either from Luke Shaw behind or Cristiano Ronaldo in front.
UTD RATINGS CONTINUED
LUKE SHAW - 2/10
Played Salah onside for the first goal, collided with Maguire for the second and then goals three, four and five all came down his flank.
One of the worst performances by a Manchester United defender in the Premier League.
FRED - 3/10
Non-existent in the middle of the park. He gave the ball away far too often and was given the run-around by Liverpool's midfield for most of the afternoon.
SCOTT MCTOMINAY - 4/10
Marginally better than his midfield partner Fred but was second best to the likes of James Milner, Naby Keita and Curtis Jones most of the day.
He was penned in by Liverpool's midfield and never allowed influence the game going forward.
HOW UNITED RATED
MAN UTD 0 LIVERPOOL 5: Here's how SunSport's Sunni Upal marked the Red Devil after one of the low points of recent decades.
DAVID DE GEA - 5/10
Being hyper critical, he might have done better with the opening goal and Mo Salah's second just before half-time.
But he was absolutely deserted by his defence for large parts of the afternoon.
AARON WAN-BISSAKA - 5/10
Came up against Diogo Jota in fine form and was given a torrid afternoon at the office.
None of Liverpool's goals came down his side, to be fair to him.
But the right-back didn't do enough going forward, either, to help Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba on his flank.
VICTOR LINDELOF - 4/10
Caught out of position for virtually every Liverpool attack going forward and had no idea how to deal with Roberto Firmino.
Never got close enough to Jota for Liverpool's second goal or Salah for their third.
HARRY MAGUIRE - 3/10
An awful afternoon for the Manchester United captain and he's clearly not yet fully fit.
A terrible mix-up with Luke Shaw for Liverpool's second goal and never got close to Firmino or Salah all afternoon.
MAN UTD 0 LIVERPOOL 5
Mo Salah's sensational hat-trick lit up Liverpool's romp at Old Trafford.
Naby Keita and Diogo Jota struck early on before Salah pounced on 38, 45 and 50 minutes against a United side devoid of ideas and dire in defence.
Red Devils' sub Paul Pogba's straight red on the hour enabled Liverpool to waltz around for the final half-hour.
And United, who slip to seventh spot, were as dreadful as second-placed Liverpool were dazzling.
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RESULT: MAN UTD 0 LIVERPOOL 5
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is 8/11 to be sacked before United's next game after a rout as bad as the scoreline suggests.
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LATEST: MAN UTD 0 LIVERPOOL 5
We're in stoppage time now amid a United thrashing that puts boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future in doubt.
And Curtis Jones was only denied a sixth goal for Liverpool by Aaron Wan-Bissaka's recovery tackle in that added time.
THERE'S MO WORSE FEELING FOR UTD..
Mo Salah's hat-trick has been just one humiliation for United today.
Red Devils' sub Edinson Cavani did miss a virtual sitter on 83 minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal narrowly ruled out for offside on VAR soon after United fell 5-0 down.
But mostly Liverpool have passed the ball around at ease since United sub Paul Pogba's red card on the hour, having torn the home side's defence apart before then.
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