Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at criticism of his side’s performance in defeat to Arsenal, claiming those who called his side “sh*t” are wrong.
The Gunners inflicted a first Premier League defeat on Solskjaer since he took over from Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford as they ran out 2-0 winners at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Solskjaer, who had previously also not lost an away game since becoming interim boss at Old Trafford, was criticised for his tactics in north London while some claimed his players seemed tired following their dramatic Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain five days earlier.
But Solskjaer has hit back at claims that his side put in an underwhelming display, telling a press conference: “You’re always measured on results but we played a good game against Arsenal.
“We have played so much worse and won games and that’s the strange thing when you’re a manager. You can look behind the result and say that was a good performance that didn’t get what it deserved.
“It’s so strange, the Arsenal one, very disappointed in the result and it hurts more than anything. But we can’t look at the performance and say we were sh*t because we weren’t, to be honest and blunt. We weren’t. We played well.”