Robin van Persie: Manchester United held an hour-long meeting with Louis van Gaal.


Robin van Persie has revealed that the Red Devils held an hour-long team meeting after Sunday’s appalling defeat at Leicester City.

Manchester United conceived their second league defeat of the season as they threw away a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 at the King Power Stadium.

The Reds have won just one in five Premier League games under Louis van Gaal and have five points from their opening five fixtures.

Nevertheless, Van Persie says that they are ready to turnaround their fortunes as they welcome West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Van Persie said to Fox Sports: “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 something. 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.

“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.”


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