Roy Keane has labelled Mikel Arteta a “sore loser” for his post-match comments after Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United
Goals from Marcus Rashford  and Antony sealed United’s fourth consecutive Premier League win on an entertaining afternoon at Old Trafford.
It was a solid display from Erik ten Hag’s side, who have made major improvements since their disastrous start to the campaign against Brighton and Brentford.
But after the final whistle, Arsenal boss Arteta failed to give the home side much credit – a decision that annoyed former Manchester United captain Roy Keane.
Image credit: Football Daily/Sky SportsWith Gabriel Martinelli’s disallowed strike still fresh in his memory, Arteta criticised the lack of consistency surrounding VAR and his side’s poor display in front of goal.
“We should come here and win the game,” he said. “The performance, to come here and play the way they have and dominate, the way they have to play when they’re here you want to be at the top, you have to win the game.”
He added: “The lack of consistency… last week there was a foul on Aaron, that is soft and not a foul.
“There’s a tackle on Bukayo it’s soft and not a penalty. Today it is a foul, the threshold in the first action, you could see there was some strong tackles but there was no yellow because it is a big game.
“It’s really difficult to understand.”
Soon after Arteta’s chat with Sky Sports, a clearly irritated Roy Keane criticised the Spaniard for making excuses instead of giving plaudits to his former club.
“Listen I’m fed up with all their excuses anyway, I’m serious,” he said.
“Arteta gets interviewed after the game, he’s a sore loser like us all but he’s got to give a little bit of credit to Man United but he never does.
“Every time he loses the game, it’s about what they didn’t do properly or the officials, stop making excuses. You done okay, take your plaudits but give me the points any day of the week.”
Martin Odegaard, who was judged to have fouled Christian Eriksen in the build-up to Martinelli’s disallowed goal, also expressed his frustration after the game.
“In my opinion it is never a foul,” the Norwegian said. “I think the referee sees it and he says play on. It’s a soft challenge and for VAR to come in it has to be clear and obvious.
“For me it is very, very soft. You can always make it look worse on camera. But it’s never a foul and the referee said play on so it is frustrating.”
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