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Manchester United held crisis meeting after Leicester 5-3 debacle

“It shouldn’t be possible [to lose like we did”

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Robin van Persie reveals inquest held into United’s collapse at the King Power Stadium

Manchester United’s season is yet to get out of second gear, with a 4-0 win against QPR sticking out like a sore thumb compared to the other results on the board.

Last weekend’s match at the King Power Stadium saw United race into a 3-1 lead against newly-promoted Leicester although a series of defensive mistakes saw the home side score four times to register an unlikely 5-3 win.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash against West Ham, Robin van Persie has revealed that clear-the-air talks were held after the Leicester defeat which leaves United with just five points from their opening five matches.

Van Persie claims that the talks lasted over an hour, with each player getting an opportunity to voice their opinion over the result and he feels that the squad are now ready to move forward together.

“It shouldn’t be possible [to lose like we did],” the Dutchman told Fox Sports News. “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 [or] 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,” he added. “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. Everyone knows where we have to improve.”