Man United’s second loss in 20 games proved costly as they dropped down to third.
Robin van Persie has come under severe criticism from his own fans in recent weeks following some below-par performances, and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson seems to have joined the list.
The former Arsenal man seems like a scapegoat for the public whenever Man United suffer a defeat and it was no different on Saturday.
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Van Persie missed a few guilt edged opportunities, but Lawrenson was more worried about the player’s attitude which he felt was unacceptable.
“I look at Van Persie and every-time I see him I go, ‘you know what, you’re just taking the mickey’,” Lawrenson said on BBC Sport.
The Dutch forward left the Liberty Stadium on crutches and it is yet to be determined how long he will be out for.
It was thought that with the arrival of Louis van Gaal, with whom Van Persie enjoyed a professional relationship with in the Dutch national team, would see a return to the form which saw him carry Man United to the league title in 2013.
That hasn’t happened and with less than 18-months left on his current deal, Van Persie’s future at Old Trafford looks bleak.