OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is 'lucky' to still be in a job after Manchester United's 'embarrassing' defeat to Liverpool last weekend, says Paul Merson.
The Red Devils were completely destroyed by Jurgen Klopp's men, outclassed in a 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
And Merson did not hold back in his assessment of both Man Utd and Solskjaer.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I have never seen a result like it before. Nothing compares to this result, nothing. I was embarrassed. It wasn't a good watch.
"Manchester United versus Liverpool, the biggest game in the world, the biggest game in United's season, and they lost it by a country mile.
"I don't like seeing any manager get the sack but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is very fortunate to still be in a job. He's as lucky as you can become as a manager.
"I don't care what anybody says but if any other manager at any other club in Europe lost 5-0 at home to your biggest rivals, the manager is gone.
"If Chelsea or Arsenal lost 5-0 at home to Tottenham, the manager would do well to still be there on the Monday morning.
"Manchester United have won just one Premier League game in five, that just isn't acceptable, and yet the manager has still got a job. I don't know what's going on at the club."
It was being reported earlier this week that Solskjaer was facing the sack and Antonio Conte was being lined up as a potential replacement.
But now it appears the Norwegian will keep his post for the clash against Spurs on Saturday.
Man Utd have picked up just one point from their last four Premier League games, a run which includes defeats to Aston Villa and Leicester.
That poor form has seen them drop to seventh in the table heading into their clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Yet despite their struggles, Solskjaer remains optimistic about his side's progression since he arrived in December 2018.
He said: "We've come too far as a group and we're too close to give up now.
"I've heard nothing else [about a potential departure], and I'm still thinking about tomorrow's work, of course.
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"We're all low. I can't say now that I've felt any worse than this. This is the lowest I've been. But as I've said, I accept the responsibility, and that is mine today. It's mine going forward.
"I do believe in myself, I do believe that I am getting close to what I want with the club, I think what we've done, what I've seen, the development, of course, the results lately haven't been good enough.
"But I've got to keep strong and I do believe in what we've been doing, the coaching staff and the players."