In the latest setback since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed the manager's job on a permanent basis, Everton humiliated Manchester United 4-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.
Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson, left, celebrates scoring against Manchester United with teammate Richarlison during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2019. (Photo: AP)
The Norwegian coach saw his team exit the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday with a 4-0 aggregate loss to Barcelona, and Solskjaer's season took a further hit at Goodison Park with goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson before the break, and Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott after it.
As a reward for his better-than-expected spell in temporary charge of United, Solskjaer accepted a three-year contract on March 28 after 14 wins in 19 games.
But this loss damaged sixth-placed United's bid for a Champions League spot. Everton is seventh, 15 points behind United.