MX23RW : Saturday, February 23 19:40:38
Dec 5, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Attendance: 74,507
Man UtdManchester United
2-2
Arsenal
Martial (30'), Lingard (69')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Mustafi (26'), Rojo (68' og.)

Jose Mourinho praises Manchester United effort despite "panic"

Mourinho praises United effort despite
© Reuters
Manager Jose Mourinho praises the character of his Manchester United side after their 2-2 draw with Arsenal, despite claiming that there was "panic" in the defence.

Manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he could feel the "little panic" when Arsenal entered Manchester United's defensive third at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

United went into the game having failed to win in three Premier League outings, but Mourinho watched his side twice come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against the Gunners.

Mourinho has praised his team's fighting spirit, but the Portuguese has hinted that he had been left concerned by the confidence of his backline.

The 55-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "We scored four goals and drew 2-2. As always we made mistakes and we paid for the mistakes. Today was more the same, but with great spirit and people ready to have a go and fight hard, it was a credit to the team.

"They went to the limit and were really tired. Some of them had not played all season, Chris Smalling playing in very difficult condition, but Arsenal were only dangerous when we lost the ball in bad areas.

"This is a performance of big soul and heart, [Marcus] Rashford, just to give a name, gave everything for the shirt. But even from our bench you could feel the little panic when the ball comes to our defensive third."

United remain in eighth position in the standings.


Click here for more stories about Jose Mourinho

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United on October 6, 2018
Read Next:
How Man United could line up against Arsenal
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
Eredivisie
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Greek Superleague
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Australian A-League
Indian I-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs27200755272860
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Watford2711793935440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2711793534140
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham27106113540-536
10Bournemouth27104133848-1034
11Everton2796123639-333
12Leicester CityLeicester2795133237-532
13Crystal Palace2786133035-530
14Burnley2786133148-1730
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132434-1028
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
17Cardiff CityCardiff2774162552-2725
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2745182661-3517
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2725201450-3611

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account