Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rued his team’s slow start after they were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Sunday evening.
In his post-match thoughts, Solskjaer told reporters that Manchester United paid dearly for their slow start against the Gunners before adding that it played a big part in the outcome of the game.
The Norwegian tactician was also quick to point out that lack of cutting edge in front of goal also played a big part.
Manchester United suffered defeat for the first time in a Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer had led the team to a 12-match unbeaten run since his appointment as the replacement for the sacked Mourinho in December.
Manchester United had suffered just one defeat in 17 games under his watch before the Arsenal game.
Arsenal were able to record a ninth successive home win in the league as a result of the victory over Manchester United.
Granit Xhaka gave the Gunners an early lead inside 15 minutes before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang atoned for last week’s penalty miss by scoring a second goal from the spot to wrap up the win.
The victory takes the Gunners above Manchester United into the fourth spot in the race for Champions League football next season.