Van Persie slamsSolskjaer’s reaction after Arsenal defeat

Former Premier League star Robin van Persie has slammed Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his reaction after the club’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on the road. Solskjaer’s side were thoroughly outclassed at the Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day and following the game, Solskjaer spoke to BT Sport with a smile on his face.

This has certainly pleased Van Persie and he believes that the Norwegian needs to express his anger after a disappointing result, he told: “When I listen to Ole, he sounds like a really nice guy. I would like to see him a bit more mean at times, just be angry. I see him smiling now after a game like that. This is not the moment to smile. They need a gameplan and a bit of fear for the coach. You know if you don’t make those runs or make that pass, you will be punished and you won’t play the next game.”

The Red Devils had the chance to move within a couple of points off Chelsea for the fourth spot but that was not meant to be with the Gunners picking up a comfortable victory. The result has meant that they have now dropped five points adrift of the Champions League spots and things could be tricky during the forthcoming weeks.

United will be plying their trade in three different competitions this month and for the weekend, they have a tough away clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup. United have had an average record against Wolves and the west Midlands outfit have remained unbeaten against them since the promotion from the Championship.

Thereafter, they are scheduled to face Manchester City in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final at Old Trafford and the game won’t be straightforward. United registered a surprise 2-1 league triumph against the Citizens on the road last month but they can expect a tougher contest as Pep Guardiola will be determined to avenge for the result of the previous derby.

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