Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra led the way when Old Trafford club fans sparked their anger and despair after a 6-1 home game against former manager Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur.
United took the lead at Old Trafford within two minutes with a penalty from Bruno Fernandes, but Tottenham were ahead on seven minutes after reacting quickly through Tanguy Ndombele and Son Heung-min.
Ndombele bundled the ball after Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly catastrophically failed to clear their lines while Son raced for a quick free kick from Kane to come home.
The Red Devils evening got worse and worse when Anthony Martial was disputedly dismissed in the 28th minute. The Frenchman was sacked for slapping Erik Lamela in the face, but the Argentine himself escaped a red card despite recently hitting Martial.
Kane came into play two minutes later and Son made it 4-1 with a near-post finish before the break.
Serge Aurier added a fifth six in the second half after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg opened United’s backline with a great pass and Kane rounded off the penalty with a penalty kick after Ben Davies was fouled by Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils were quickly trolled by Spurs and bitter rivals Manchester City on social media.
City beat United 6-1 at Old Trafford in October 2011, marking the first time United have scored six goals at home since 1930.
Manchester United have only conceded six goals twice in a game at Old Trafford since 1930. David de Gea played in both games.
– Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) October 4, 2020
Former United left-back Patrice Evra was desperate over the result.
At halftime, the Frenchman said, as an expert on Sky Sports, “I don’t even want to comment on this game. It’s catastrophic. My advice to Man United fans? Buy a PlayStation, buy [Jadon] Sancho and even [Lionel] Messi.
“Nobody on this team deserves to play.”
The emotional Frenchman continued his shame at the final whistle, suggesting that the club’s staff and players needed a “slap” in the face.
United fans on Twitter were similarly distraught, with some urging Solskjaer to leave the club.
“Ole has to go tonight. You can’t survive that, “said one fan. Another slammed the manager and captain Maguire and wrote:” There will never be a worse manager / captain combination than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Harry Maguire. “
One disbelieving supporter simply asked, “Is it amateur football that I am watching?”
Ole has to go tonight. You can’t survive this.
– United Religion (@Unitedology) October 4, 2020
There will never be a worse manager / captain combination than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Harry Maguire. 5 descent between them too. Hope that helps
– Mike (@MikeLUHG_hth) October 4, 2020
Is It Amateur Football I See?
– Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 4, 2020
However, the club legend, who spent 11 years playing at Old Trafford and scored 126 goals in 366 games, still has a few defenders among fans.
“If you watch this game and you’re still blaming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, you know absolutely nothing about football … FACT!” One fan argued while another wrote, “It puzzles me how some people can see the board completely abandoning the manager in such a publicly negotiated deal for Sancho and then concluding that Solskjaer took the club before Ed Woodward must leave. Matt Judge and the Glasses? “
If you watch this game and still blame Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, you know absolutely nothing about football … FACT!
– UTFR @ (@ManUtd_HQ) October 4, 2020
With the transfer date coming up on Monday, Donny van de Beek was United’s only confirmed signing this summer despite some pressing issues in various positions including the left-back and wing.
While that guilt cannot be placed on Solskjaer’s door, it can hardly be said that the Norwegian got the best out of his squad.
The Red Devils were sent 3-1 at home in the first game of the campaign against Crystal Palace, while their 3-2 win over Brighton & Hove Albion was punished by VAR after the final whistle.
Although Solskjaer’s club legend status leaves him more time than others could enjoy in the dugout, his days seem numbered, save for a dramatic improvement in the weeks to come.