The Norwegian described the performance as unworthy of a Red Devils team after goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott condemned his side to an embarrassing defeat.
Nonetheless, the away section chanted Solskjaer’s name at the full-time whistle and the United boss praised them for their unrelenting support.
“I’d like to apologise to the fans because, again, they were great,” he told talkSPORT.
“They kept supporting the players and that’s the only thing we can take from today. That’s not a worthy performance of a Manchester United team.”
Gary Neville has questioned the desire of certain individuals following the result, but Solskjaer claims there is no lack of effort from his men.
“The players want to win, there’s nothing wrong with the effort. We made a couple of bad decisions. They’re all simple goals and easy to deal with but I don’t think that’s desire.
“No one wants to make mistakes but today we were full of them.”