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Solskjaer insists Manchester United ‘played well’ in Arsenal defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United ‘played well’ in last weekend’s defeat at Arsenal, despite seeing their 12-match unbeaten league run come to an end.

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang condemned Manchester United to their first league defeat since Solskjaer’s appointment as caretaker boss back in December, however, the Norwegian said that despite the result, he was pleased with the performance from his side.

“You’re always measured on results but we played a good game against Arsenal, [we’ve] 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 didn’t get what we deserved,” Solskjaer said in his pre-match press conference.

“It’s so strange, the Arsenal one, very disappointed in the result it hurts more than anything. But we can’t look at the performance and say we were s**t because we weren’t, to be honest and blunt, we weren’t, we played well.”

The result saw United leapfrogged in the table by the Gunners, and they could finish this weekend down in sixth, with Chelsea facing the inconsistent Everton, while Solskjaer’s side play Wolves in the FA Cup quarter finals.

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