Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at Robin van Persie following the Dutchman’s criticism after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal on New Year’s Day.
Van Persie was working as a pundit for BT Sport for the match at the Emirates Stadium as Solskjaer’s side were beaten 2-0 by Mikel Arteta’s men. And after the game, Van Persie hit out at Solskjaer for briefly smiling during his post-match interview.
When asked about Van Persie’s comments before United’s FA Cup clash against Wolves on Saturday, Solskjaer replied: ‘I don’t know Robin and Robin doesn’t know me.
‘He probably doesn’t have a right to criticise my management style and I won’t change. That’s definite.
‘Yeah, Robin, he took my No.20 [shirt] and that’s probably all he’s going to take from me as well. ‘Because I’m not in medieval times.’
When criticising Solskjaer for his manner during his post-match interview, Van Persie said: ‘I listen to Ole, he sounds like a really nice guy. ‘But I would like to see him a bit more edgy, a bit more mean at times. ‘[Angry] yeah, sometimes, it’s part of his job as well. Just be angry. ‘I see him smiling now, after a game like that, you know. ‘This is not the moment to smile.’DON'T MISS: Download Edujandon.com News app and get latest news updates directly to your phone!