Manchester United must make Old Trafford a fortress once again and stamp out complacency if they are to challenge for trophies this season, captain Harry Maguire said after Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat by Arsenal.
United have failed to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford this season, picking up just one point from four matches.
“It’s hard to put a finger on it. It’s disappointing from us – we didn’t start the game well. We gave the ball away way too much in the first half. It was a cagey game of few chances,” Maguire told Sky Sports.
“They had one or two more than us. We needed to create more. It worked so well in midweek… we were confident going in but it was important to start well and we didn’t. It’s not good enough.
“We can’t find excuses. We weren’t at it. The concentration was not there with clean passing. Maybe we were patting each other on the back, which shouldn’t happen. I keep saying that you have to stay level headed.”
The 27-year-old England defender was at a loss to explain the defeat, which came just days after United had crushed RB Leipzig 5-0 in a Champions League match at Old Trafford.
“In midweek we came here and put on a great performance but there is something at the moment not clicking at home,” he said. “I can’t analyse it too much now… I’m disappointed, as we all are in the dressing room.”
United travel to Turkey to face Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Wednesday before a Premier League clash against third-placed Everton on Saturday.