Man Utd boss Solskjaer: "The players there are better than what we are showing."

Updated: Oct 5

Solskjaer rues costly mistakes in Man Utd's loss to Spurs, saying the United players can do better.

Solskjaer says United can do better. [Getty]

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bemoaned his side's mistakes in their 6-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The Norwegian admitted that the Red Devils were below par and contributed to their 'downfall' as Jose Mourinho's Lilywhites ran riot over them at Old Trafford.

Spurs came from behind to seal the win, thanks to braces from Harry Kane and Heung-min Son as well as goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier following Bruno Fernandes' opener from the penalty spot early in the game.

"It is the worst day of my career as Manchester United manager and the worst day for all of them as United players," Solskjaer told BBC Sport.

"It is not the worst day in Manchester United history, we have bounced back before.

"To explain now is quite difficult. We have been beaten 6-1 at home by a very good side but we have contributed a lot to our own downfall.

"The red card make a lot of difference but Anthony Martial, well done for staying up when he was struck by the arm of Erik Lamela, you don't react but he hit his throat with two fingers, gave him a little slap and Lamela must be having an operation. If that was my son, I know what I would tell him. Anthony knows he should not react like that, the good thing is he did not go down but if he did maybe the other lad would be sent off.

"I know the boys wanted to and they made an effort but making mistakes, everyone makes mistake and today we made loads in the same game. That shows in the result.

"We have to address what we have. The players there are better than what we are showing and we have to come out fighting as a group. Any transfer updates, the window closes tomorrow night, then we will know."

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