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Van Persie blames Solskjaer for United’s performance

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Robin van Persie blames Ole Gunnar Solskajer for Manchester United’s latest woeful performance.

Another poor performance from Manchester United confirmed to the footballing world that they are far from back.

The Red Devils have climbed the Premier League in recent weeks, and talk of them turning a corner has been made.

However, a woeful performance against Arsenal demonstrated the club still has some major issues to address.

Former Arsenal and United forward Robin van Persie believes that the problem lies squarely with the manager.

Speaking to BT Sport, the Dutchman insists something key is lacking.

He said:

“You need a bit of fear for your coach.”

“Yes, firstly, the game plan, but you need a bit of fear for your coach.”

“If you have that, then you know that if you don’t make those runs if you don’t play those balls, you will get punished.”

“You won’t play the next game.”

He believes the players are committed to the club but Solskjaer is perhaps lacking in his job.

He added:

“I know a lot of the boys in that changing room, I’ve seen a lot of them grow up.”

“They’re kids who want to do well, they’re desperate to play.”

“Desperate to be the best in their position, they’re desperate to do great in a Man Utd shirt.”

“But it’s just not happening at the moment and that has got to be sorted out and the consistency is the biggest problem at the moment.”

“But they need consistency, they have got to find it somehow and that is the job of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”

Solskajaer’s smiling interview after the loss to the Gunners has come in for harsh criticism.