Following Manchester United’s crushing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Everton, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed, when speaking to Sky Sports, that only the fans could leave Goodison Park with their heads held high.

Everything went wrong today, we just didn’t perform, and we were beaten all over the pitch on the basics. There’s no hiding place on the pitch in this shirt, and we weren’t good enough, it was not worthy of a Man United team. We have to hold our hands up and apologise on behalf of the club to the fans as they were the only ones with the badge who could hold their heads up and say they were Manchester United.

My message them at the end was sorry, because they were class, and they always are while we have to realise talent has never been enough. We are now sixth and a long way off where we want to be, and it’s a perfect chance to show everyone what we are all about against Man City. We’ve got a big job to do, and we’ll do it because this club has been down before and we’ve got to pick ourselves up and it will happen.