​​Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended the team following the defeat to Arsenal over the weekend, revealing that the performance itself wasn't bad even if they did not pick up a win.

Arsenal won 2-0 against their top four rival at the Emirates Stadium that took them to fourth place and within one point of third placed Tottenham Hotspur. The visitors had a number of chances but were unable to convert any of them on the night.

However, Solskjaer has rejected the notion that there was some crisis in the team, saying that he could not fault the team's performance on the night despite the loss.

According to ​Goal, he said, "You’re always measured on results but we played a good game against Arsenal. We have played so much worse and won games and that’s the strange thing when you’re a manager. You can look behind the result and say that was a good performance that didn’t get what it deserved.

"It’s so strange, the Arsenal one, very disappointed in the result and it hurts more than anything. But we can’t look at the performance and say we were sh*t because we weren’t, to be honest and blunt. We weren’t. We played well."

It remains to be seen if they can ensure they don't drop any more points for the rest of their games in the Premier League, considering Chelsea have a game in hand and Arsenal have an easier run in compared to their own. They also have to negotiate the Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona along the way as well.