Man Utd "took foot off the gas" as Solskjaer hits out after Arsenal loss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has accused his Manchester United side off "taking their foot off the pedal" as they lost to Arsenal.

The Red Devils impressed in midweek as they smashed five past RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

But they failed to match those performance levels at Old Trafford as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted the winner.

United were second best to Arsenal in almost every department and Solskjaer feels as if his team paid the price for their drop off.

He told Sky Sports: “When you have played well you think you can take your foot off the pedal but that is not how it works because this was a big game against a good team and you have to be absolutely spot on with everything.

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"If you are slightly late for a tackle they get away from you and you give a foul away and we weren’t at the races.

"We were too sloppy, too many passes went astray and the rotation was not there.

"Too many things that can go wrong in a game did for us today. Today we didn’t get the response we hopes for."

United's defeat means they have now lost three of their four home games this term.

Arsenal followed in the footsteps of London rivals Tottenham and Crystal Palace by leaving Manchester with all three points.

But Solskjaer has refused to get drawn on their home form while grounds remain empty.

"Home and away form is out the window with no fans in the stadium," he claimed.

"You can’t look at that. It doesn’t really mean too much.

"We played fantastic on Wednesday and now we lose. But we need to get points on the board. Now we need to focus on next week and Everton.

"I’ll just keep on working. It is a good group that wants to win, go forward and work hard. Today they will go home disappointed but I know these boys and they will get back at it."

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