The passage of play that summed up Manchester United's performance vs Everton


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s honeymoon period at Manchester United is well and truly over.

After taking over from Jose Mourinho in December, Solskjaer won his first eight matches in charge and went 15 domestic matches unbeaten before a loss to Arsenal in March.

Since then, though, it’s been pretty rough for United.

United may have produced an incredible comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League but they’ve won just twice in the eight matches since.

And they were ugly 2-1 victories against Watford and West Ham.

Their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League took a major blow on Easter Sunday as they were thrashed 4-0 by Everton at Goodison Park.

In truth, it was a horrible performance from start to finish.


And there’s a 14-second clip that has emerged on Twitter that sums up their performance.

It involves Chris Smalling giving David de Gea a horrible backpass, Victor Lindelof underhitting his pass to Smalling, Smalling lunging in and then Paul Pogba slipping.

It’s just a mess.

Solskjaer was only too aware for United's poor display, though.

When asked about his side’s performance, the Norwegian admitted that they were rubbish from start to finish.

"From the first whistle, everything went wrong," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

"I just want to apologise to the fans. They're the only people with the badge on today who can hold their head high, because we can't.

"We were beaten on all aspects today and the only place we beat Everton - I can't say we beat them - but we had a fantastic support and I just want to apologise for the performance we turned out."

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