Manchester United have been encouraged to be “more like Arsenal” by Steve McClaren after being outplayed by the Gunners at Old Trafford.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notched the winner from the spot in the second-half to hammer home their advantage.
It came after United had smashed five past RB Leipzig in the Champions League as their inconsistent start to the season continued.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have meandered between impressive and lacklustre displays as they struggle for continuity.
And McClaren has urged them to follow Arsenal’s example as they search for a winning formula.
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“Yes, United are OK when they’re in possession but the problem, for me, is when they’re out of possession everyone is kind of all over the place.
“You see the discipline and organisation of Arsenal; consistency week in, week out gets consistency of performance, and that’s what Manchester United need!”
United have now lost three of their four home league matches and are already nine points behind leaders Liverpool.
Pressure continues to mount on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but McClaren insists those are the perils of being involved with a top clib.
“At Manchester United you have to win, every defeat is a crisis,” he added.
“You might get out of the mire with a 5-0 against Leipzig, but you know on a Thursday morning you’ve got to win on Sunday, or you’ll be back to being criticised.
“That’s how it works at big clubs. You get beat once and it’s like a morgue, it’s like a crisis. The players have to respond, but they’re not responding.”
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