Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits last season’s 4-0 embarrassment at Everton was his lowest moment as Manchester United manager, but says he is convinced his current side will never collapse in similar fashion again.
Man United travel to Merseyside this weekend to face Everton at Goodison Park, the scene of arguably Solskjaer’s worst result as Red Devils manager following the club’s comprehensive thrashing in April.
The Norwegian apologised to the club’s fanbase following their “capitulation” against the Toffees, and has now vowed his current outfit are made of sterner stuff as they prepare once more to head down the East Lancs Road.
“I can with hand on heart 100 percent say these boys will never give in and never give up like that team did. These are the boys we want to build the next team around,” said Solskjaer at Thursday night’s press conference.
“That was the lowest I’ve been. I think you all know that and remember that. That was a capitulation.”
Solskjaer provided an update on the fitness of Anthony Martial ahead of the trip to Everton. The forward failed a fitness test prior to last night’s 5-0 Europa League with over Club Brugge due to a thigh problem.
The United boss says Martial is currently undergoing treatment for the issue, but refused to confirm whether the Frenchman would be included in Sunday’s squad.
“He went off [during] training yesterday and had treatment,” said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the game.“He reported this morning and had a fitness test. It’s not his hamstring, it’s his thigh, in and around the knee.”