Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has led Manchester United to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup in the previous two seasons.
But he oversaw a shock third-round exit at the hands of West Ham last night.
David Moyes’ side took revenge for Sunday’s Premier League defeat with a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.
After the match, a disappointed Solskjaer sent a message to the United fans, thanking them for their ‘incredible’ support.
“[It was] fantastic,” Solskjaer said to the club website about the atmosphere at Old Trafford last night. “Absolutely incredible.
We have some new coaches coming in and they were asking this morning, ‘what do you reckon, how many fans – are we going to get 40, 50 [thousand]?’
“No, I knew it would be close to full. No doubt about our fans, they are brilliant. They kept going and the atmosphere was brilliant.”
The atmosphere at home matches this season has been great, after a season without full houses at Old Trafford.
Obviously, last night’s game lacked the mania of those against Leeds and Newcastle in the league.
United’s fans will always back Solskjaer and his players in the ground, but last night saw yet another opportunity to launch a bid for silverware go by the wayside.
That’s a major disappointment given how much pressure is on Solskjaer to win a trophy this season.
United will be looking to get back on track when they face Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday.
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