Or perhaps it would have been the rage and frustration that must have been caused by the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for lashing out at Curtis Jones from Liverpool at the end of the first half and eventually seeing Paul Pogba – just a few minutes after being introduced as a backup – fired due to reckless and reckless challenge to Nabi Keith.
Both were expressions of United’s utter impotence, a relinquishment of control rooted in the embarrassment of Solskjaer’s players. They were powerless to face Liverpool. They were unable to stop, in particular, Keita, Salah and Roberto Firmino, who broke through them at will. They lost the game and lost their cool.
Of course it was Solskjaer. It was Solskjaer who was supposed to stand there on the sideline with his head bowed slightly as Liverpool fans crowed, mocked and pronounced his name with cruel and obvious irony.
It was Solskjaer who had to answer the questions at the end, he had to evoke any explanations he could, who had to give instant, taped testimony for what would be basically an investigation into his own vitality. And it will be Solskjaer who will be fired in some quarters as nothing less than the frontman of the great tribute to Manchester United, a kind of celebrated club mascot whose business model is based on milking past glory.
It was so, it was always so, but this should not hide the fact that it is not only he who is to blame. The main difference between United and Liverpool is not only the quality of their coaches – Solskjaer got the job based on his playing career, and Klopp, who earned his job from what he achieved as a coach – but also the consistency. their structures.