Solskjaer says Man Utd stars are "lucky" to be going on international break

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blasted his Manchester United flops after they were thrashed by Tottenham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils suffered their biggest home defeat in nine years when Spurs rocked up and beat them 6-1.

And matters actually started perfectly for United after Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty after one was awarded with just 30 seconds on the clock.

But that was as good as it got for the home side.

Just a few minutes later, Tanguy Ndombele had equalised after shambolic defending from Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw.

There was more to come when both Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were caught asleep when Harry Kane put Heung-min Son through to make it 2-1.

Anthony Martial was then sent off for violent conduct and United conceded again trying to play out the back, this time Bailly at fault.

Son grabbed his second with even more shocking defending to make it 4-1 at half-time, and it did not stop after the break.

Again, United were caught ball-watching when Serge Aurier scored past David de Gea before Kane netted from the penalty spot after a terrible tackle from Paul Pogba on Ben Davies.

Cameras panned to Solskjaer throughout the contest, who looked utterly devoid of ideas.

And after the full-time whistle, the Norweigan tore into his error-strewn players – claiming they are lucky the international break is coming up.

He said: "When you have a defeat like this, which has happened at the club before, you've just got to look yourself in the mirror.

"They're lucky now, the boys, I don't know if it's lucky but they're going away on international duty some of them.

"The ones that are staying here we've got a good time to work. But we don't see each other for 10 days and that's hard now because we need to battle down and get together. Because that wasn't anywhere near good enough."

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United are set for a busy deadline day with deals in the pipeline for Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles, while they have not given up on Jadon Sancho.

Talking about transfers, Solskjaer said: "We will update you. You will know when the window closes tomorrow night.

"But that wasn't about getting players in that was about getting out of the players here today. And that was the worst."

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