José Mourinho 'frustrated' with draw against Arsenal but praises players' 'spirit'

José Mourinho 'frustrated' with draw against Arsenal but praises players' 'spirit'

José Mourinho 'frustrated' with draw against Arsenal but praises players' 'spirit'

Both second-half goals came in a insane minute as firstly Rojo turned the ball off Alexandre Lacazette and into the United net in his attempts to make a last-ditch tackle.

Table-toppers Manchester City claimed their thirteenth Premier League victory of the season after they beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night, while Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor.

At one stage it looked as if Arsenal would struggle to see them game out with their full compliment of players as Lucas Torreira, Shkodran Mustafi and Alexandre Lacazette all suffered knocks in the second half.

"We shoot ourselves so many times during the season that it's really hard, but fantastic attitude, many players in difficulties, some good performances but players in difficulty, Diogo Dalot first start, Marcos Rojo first minutes, Matteo Darmian first start, Eric Bailly doesn't play for a couple of months, Chris Smalling a fearless guy to play with such difficulties he had".

Ashley Young (suspension) and Victor Lindelof (muscular injury) are definitely ruled out, and while Matteo Darmian is fit to return, Luke Shaw is a doubt after coming off with a knock in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Southampton. "Sometimes we miss chances with open goals, sometimes we make defensive mistakes, but a fantastic spirit and good performances". "As always we made mistakes and we paid for the mistakes".

Ander Herrera offside Anthony Martial goal Manchester United vs Arsenal

After appearing to criticise Pogba following the draw at Southampton, Mourinho omitted the Frenchman from his starting XI against Arsenal along with Lukaku.

He said: 'I am very proud for our work and how we responded in the 90 minutes.

"I was really happy we could just adjust a few tactical things (at halftime)", Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said after his side's 12th in 15 games.

With Lukaku named on the bench, Lingard and Martial started up front with Marcus Rashford, and Mourinho said the trio played with a much-needed happiness.

Mourinho has been tasked with leading Manchester United to a trophy this season after they ended up second and without any silverware at all last term. They gave good dynamic, good intensity, good movement. "For us, for our confidence, our level in the competition and our way, I think we can think very positively".

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