Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not happy with his team’s slow start in the 2-0 defeat against Arsenal last night.
Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Manchester United drop down to the 5th spot of the Premier League. It also was the club’s first domestic defeat under the caretaker manager.
After the loss at the Emirates, Solskjaer said, “We started slow. Maybe it was a backlash from Wednesday. We created chances – when they get the first goal, it’s a different game.”
“We created so many more chances compared to when we beat them in the [FA] Cup. We played a better game than we did back then, but that doesn’t help when the result is like this.”
“It’s not scratching your head. Sometimes it happens. We hit the woodwork twice, we got four, five very big chances. Some days, strikers take them; some days, they don’t.”
“I can’t remember any saves that David had to make, proper saves. Of course, the penalty – I think the referee will be disappointed when he sees this, I don’t think it’s a penalty. They didn’t really carve us open.”
The Norwegian further added, “He’s disappointed every time he concedes a goal because he’s a top, top keeper. The ball moves so strange, and when you see it on telly, it looks like it goes to David’s left and it just changes direction.”
“But we were too slow, first 15 minutes, we were too slow to get up to them, we never put them under pressure and he had time to hit that ball.”
“It’s one of them where we weren’t really at it. One of those days you have to dust yourself down, have a good reaction – we have Wolves in the [FA Cup] quarter-final and it’s a good game to look forward to.”