The Reds were simply never at the races in the Easter sunshine and soon fell behind to a Richarlison opener. Gylfi Sigurdsson broke to add a second from Marcus Rashford’s corner and further strikes in the second half by Lucas Digne and substitute Theo Walcott delivered a huge blow to our hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
It was not good enough for the boss, who pulled no punches in his post-match assessment of the one-sided encounter, after acknowledging those loyal members of the supporters who made the trip to Merseyside following the final whistle.
“We have got to apologize to the fans,” he said. “That performance was not good enough for a Manchester United team – from me to the players.”
”We know we let the fans and the club down. That performance is difficult to describe because it was so bad. They beat us on all the basics.
“We were beaten on all the ingredients you need, added to your talent, today. As I said last week as well, there is no place to hide on the pitch. It was 85 minutes before we had a shot on target. It’s not good enough. We know that.”
The supporters need picking up for the Manchester derby on Wednesday night at Old Trafford as City look to take another step towards retaining the trophy by fending off Liverpool’s challenge.
“We just got thumped 4-0 and they [the fans] never moaned at our players,” he added. “Which they could have done. “
”They have been supportive again and I am sure they will support us on Wednesday night. It is up to us – the players and the staff – to get ourselves ready.”“”
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