Manchester United frontman Robin van Persie has been giving the press an insight into the team sit-down following their shock reversal at the hands of Leicester City.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has revealed there was a lot of soul searching done in the United camp in the wake of their disastrous collapse against Leciester City. The Red Devils, at 3-1 up with only half an hour left on the clock, were apparently cruising but gifted the Foxes four goals in a chaotic finish to slump to a chastening 5-3 defeat.
Van Perise, speaking to Fox news, said
“It shouldn’t be possible [to lose like we did],But it still happened. We have to deal with it. We had a proper look at it next day. Sometimes it was a bit confronting and it was a long meeting. One hour [or] something.”
Looking ahead the next one, the striker continued:
“We went from there, started again this week [and have put] a couple of really good sessions in. Everyone feels ready to face West Ham.”
While the postmortem in the press has focused on United’s defensive shortcomings van Persie was keen to stress that defending is a responsibility of the entire team.
“When you look at the defensive mistakes, it starts somewhere else,That’s where we looked at as well. It’s not just the one mistake which happens. There’s a mistake before the mistake and before the mistake, maybe positional wise. Everyone knows where we have to improve.”
The next game can’t come quickly enough for an under fire United squad.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.