How Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responded to Jose Mourinho’s stinging criticism
The Portuguese, who was sacked as United boss last December, claimed the team has not improved since his time there as boss.
Mourinho said: “Any positives? No.
“We were bad last season, but I don’t see any improvements this season. I like the three [signings], they bring some good quality to the team.
“The team as a team, I don’t like at all.”
“He’s got his right to his own opinion. Of course we lost here last year – it’s always a difficult ground to go to and we hoped to do better than we did,” Solskjaer said.
“We hoped for better. But the key moments they grasped and we didn’t. They had two fantastic finishes from two left feet, we just didn’t take the chances when we had them.”
Mourinho wasn’t the only pundit on Sky Sports who hit out at United on Sunday.
Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane said: “I don’t know where to start. I knew they weren’t in a great place but I am shocked and saddened by how bad they are.
“You can lose a game of football but everything about United was lacklustre.
“No quality. A lack of desire. A lack of leaders. A lack of characters. It’s a long way back from united and it’s scary just how far they have fallen.”
The result leaves United in eighth position in the Premier League, with just eight points from their six games so far.
And they already find themselves 10 points behind rivals Liverpool, who top the table with a perfect 18 points.