What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Said To Tranmere Rovers Goalkeeper After 6-0 Thrashing
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had something to say to Tranmere Rovers' goalkeeper Scott Davies after his Manchester United side scored six without reply at Prenton Park.
32-year old Davies is a staunch supporter of United's rivals Manchester City and did an interview pre-match talking about the added importance for him playing in between the sticks against the Red Devils.
He told The Telegraph: "They always looked down on Manchester City but now it has turned around quickly. If my football club can have another influence on them having another bad day, then great.
"I was at the 6-1 and there were 40,000 empty seats. It was a great day for me and my old man, who has been going for 30 years and is a huge supporter. There is a big hatred for United in the family but on Sunday it will be professional."
Unfortunately for Davies, however, United did not have "another bad day" - he did instead. The former Fleetwood Town goalkeeper conceded six goals, including a penalty that he gave away.
Solskjaer had a meeting with Davies in the tunnel post-match and told him his pre-match comments spurred them on.
"Thanks for firing up the fans and the players," Solskjaer told Davies, when the pair came face-to-face outside the changing rooms, as per The Mirror.
A rare bit of ruthlessness from Solskjaer, who doesn't sound like he was too impressed with what Davies had been saying in the build-up.
United had six different scorers in the fourth round FA Cup tie and responded to back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Burnley by recording their highest-scoring victory under the Norwegian.
"You see that pitch and I can understand if players feel I don't want to play on this. We made sure before the game we had the right attitude," Solskjaer told manutd.com.
Go out there and do the job. Everyone is waiting for us to fail because it's set up for that and they were excellent, the players.
"Of course, early on they had a little burst in the first few minutes. We stood up well against it and when you score three goals in 15 minutes you're delighted.
"Different scorers, which also is good, confidence spread around, clean sheet, we scored on a set play so loads of positives."