Midtjlland midfielder Kristoffer Olsson says Manchester United had no leader on the pitch on Thursday and cannot believe how slowly they played.
The 20-year-old, who was on the books of Arsenal but never played for the first team, claimed the Danish side were convinced they were going to win ahead of the Europa League last-32 first-leg tie because they knew there was a “lot of negativity” surround Louis van Gaal’s men.
The Swedish youngster also hoped Midtjlland’s come-from-behind 2-1 win cheered the Gunners fans.
Olsson told the Sun: “They played so slowly. It was the first time I’ve ever played against United of course so I don’t know how they usually are.
“But I felt they didn’t have any real leader on the pitch, nobody who would take control of the game.
“There was a lot of negativity, although I can’t say if that was any more than the usual feeling.
“We knew they were feeling low and we took advantage of that. I’m not surprised at the result at all. I said before the game we would win and we all felt that.
“The only thing that surprised us was that we had so many chances. We could and should have scored more.
“They had a few chances but we had them under pretty good control.
“I had three years at Arsenal before I came here in 2014, so I felt that this was me giving them something back. I hope I helped make the Arsenal fans happy!”