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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to Roy Keane’s criticism, following the club’s Premier League defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
Gunners beat the Red Devils 1 – 0, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the only goal from the penalty spot in the 69th minute of the clash.
Speaking about United’s performance, Keane revealed players were showing a lack of “energy” and “enthusiasm”.
“I am really, really worried about Manchester United now,” he said on Sky Sports.
“Where do you want me to start? A lack of energy, of enthusiasm, and a real lack of quality. That really concerned me. No quality, no composure.
“Some of the performances were really poor. Have they turned a corner? It’s the longest corner ever. I am just not convinced by these players.
“I don’t see any leaders out there. There’s a real lack of quality. There’s a long way back for this club.
“I looked at [Marcus] Rashford closely today. His body language was shocking.
“Shrugging his shoulders when things didn’t go his way? You roll your sleeves up when you play for Manchester United.
“I judge the players by their actions and I just don’t see it. I never looked at a manager expecting to motivate me, that comes from within.
“Ole will lose his job working with these players, as night follows day – that’s what is going to happen.”
And Solskjaer agreed with former Red Devils captain in the post-match press conference.
“Well, in the first half there were no tackles, no fighting. In football now you have got to create atmosphere yourself,” manager said.
“These games against Arsenal were always fierce, tackles flying.
“We didn’t have the tempo or intensity today I think, absolutely, and I was disappointed for the first half performance.
“In the second half I thought we were better. Unfortunately they got the penalty and we just couldn’t produce the response.”
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