Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lamented Manchester United’s lack of aggression after a 3rd straight Premier League defeat of the season at Previous Trafford.
Arsenal gained at United for the primary time since 2006 to inflict one other residence reverse on Solskjaer’s facet and go away them 15th after six video games.
United retained the diamond formation that served them fantastically towards RB Leipzig of their 5-Zero Champions League thrashing in midweek however the quartet of Scott McTominay, Fred, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes flagged towards Arsenal enforcers Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey.
Roy Keane, in attendance at Previous Trafford as a pundit, claimed United lacked leaders throughout the loss and questioned Marcus Rashford’s physique language. Solskjaer accepted United didn’t flip up within the first 45.
“Effectively, within the first-half there have been no tackles, no combating, you’ve got to create an environment your self,” Solskjaer stated. “These video games towards Arsenal have been at all times fierce, tackles flying. We did not have the tempo or depth for that, completely, and I used to be dissatisfied with the first-half efficiency.
“Within the second-half we have been higher, sadly they received the penalty and we simply could not produce the response.
“We ready properly, we ready [the players] for a giant recreation. Arsenal is at all times a giant recreation, generally it is arduous to select up the place you left off as a result of that is not the way it works in soccer.
“Everybody wished to do properly, in fact, we simply could not get going. That is why we have now a giant squad, a very good squad and in the present day we could not produce the performances that we have seen earlier than. That is soccer for you. We play towards excellent gamers as properly.”
United haven’t gained any of their final six Premier League fixtures at Previous Trafford, courting again to July, and subsequent host West Brom after the November internationals.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace have all gained at United this season however Solskjaer struggles to differentiate residence and away matches performed behind closed doorways.
“I believe residence or away, it would not actually matter now,” Solskjaer opined. “A few of the grounds or entry to grounds, no followers in there, in the present day they’d’ve helped.
“It is the standard of opposition as properly at instances. You are enjoying towards good groups right here, marginal choices, when you win or lose, and in the present day we misplaced on a tender penalty.”