Manchester United players ‘flat and disappointed’ after defeat to Arsenal, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks to Hector Bellerin after Manchester United's defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his players are ‘disappointed’ (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that his Manchester United squad are feeling ‘a bit flat and disappointed’ in the wake of their defeat to Arsenal but says the club have no further injuries to deal with as they prepare to face Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

The Red Devils will be desperate for a positive response in Turkey after dropping yet more points in the Premier League on Sunday in what was their third loss of the top-flight season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty in the 69th minute was enough to seal Arsenal their first win at Old Trafford since as far back as 2006.

Aubameyang celebrates his goal for Arsenal against Manchester United
Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Apart from being a bit flat and disappointed, as you’d expect, there are no more injuries and I think the squad will look similar again,’ Solskjaer told United’s official website on Tuesday.

‘Jesse [Lingard] has trained. We’ll see if there is any reaction. He trained today [Monday]. We’ll see if there is any reaction.

He might be able to travel to Istanbul but we’re not sure yet. It’s looking brighter.

‘Alex [Telles] needs to be negative on his next test, so let’s hope we can get him back as soon as possible.

Manchester United Training Session
Martial could return to United’s starting XI in Turkey (Picture: Getty)

United look set to welcome Anthony Martial back after the Frenchman missed Sunday’s defeat to Arsenal through suspension.

‘Anthony has been important for us last season and in the time I’ve been here,“ explained the manager.

‘So, of course, to have him back is a boost. It gives us more options for up front and on either side, and we’ll look forward to seeing the best of Anthony.

‘I thought towards the end of the Leipzig game, you could see his sharpness getting there and he was really positive and bright, which is good.’

United will hope to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Champions League after starting the campaign with a pair of impressive wins over Paris Saint-Germain and Leipzig.

Their Turkish opponents have lost both of their opening matches in the competition.

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