Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals the player ‘who gave him the most problems’ as Man United manager
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Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the player that caused him the most problems as a manager.
The Norwegian remained at the helm after an impressive start to life at Old Trafford.
However, he was sacked in November 2021 after a string of poor results which included a 5-0 defeat by arch-rivals Liverpool.
In a recent interview with The Athletic, Solskjaer spoke about the player that gave him the most problems during his managerial career.
He said: “Those City and Liverpool teams were the best that their clubs, with fantastic managers, have ever had. I know that’s a bold statement because Liverpool were so good in the ’80s, but they were a fantastic side under Jurgen Klopp.
“In my last season, we played Liverpool at home. I felt the players were ready for it, just like I’d felt they were ready when we’d gone to City and won. We could have sat back and countered but my decision was to go for it. We lost 5-0. It was 50/50, more or less, in possession and chances at half-time, yet we were 4-0 down.”
Solskjaer added: “I made the wrong decision and that was my lowest point as United manager by a mile. Roberto Firmino was probably the opposition player who caused me the most problems as a manager. The 6-1 defeat at home to Spurs was different and affected by a sending-off.”
Roberto Firmino was part of Jurgen Klopp's famous front three alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. During their time together, they inspired Liverpool to the Champions League, Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Supercup, FIFA Club World Cup and the FA Community Shield.
During the summer, Firmino left Liverpool upon the expiration of his contract and made a big money move to the Saudi Professional League by signing for Al Ahli.
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