Solskjaer hits out at Erik Lamela after Man Utd thrashing

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Solskjaer has slammed Tottenham player Erik Lamela for getting Anthony Martial sent off during Spurs’ 6-1 win against Manchester United.

Martial was shown a straight red card after an altercation with Lamela during the first half of the Premier League clash at Old Trafford.




While Solskjaer says it is ‘inexcusable’ for Martial to raise his arm to Lamela, the United manager was furious with Lamela’s reaction as the Spurs star fell to the ground holding his face.

Asked about the red card, Solskjaer said: ‘There’s no excuse [for Martial] but the boy [Lamela] must be having an operation on his throat. ‘It’s a bad reaction from Anthony and there’s no excuse because we are still in the game by then.

‘But if that [Lamela] was one of my players I would absolutely hang him up to dry because you don’t go down like that. He should not react like that.’

Solskjaer added: ‘It is the worst day of my career as Manchester United manager and the worst day for all of them as United players. ‘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.’

Tottenham manager Mourinho, meanwhile, said: ‘Very good, very impressive but not a surprise for me.




‘The result is a surprise, you don’t expect to come here and win 6-1. I could come here 20 more times and not win by the same scoreline. ‘It happened because the team is phenomenal and has great character and great confidence.

‘We were the best team for all of the first half, we had to respect the club. We had to respect the history of Manchester United. They never give up. But we managed to get the three points.’

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