Man United boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is not under siege but was unhappy with side’s 2 all draw at home to Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday.
According to Mourinho, his side were their own worst enemies in the course of the game. The result effectively means that United are now without a win in their last 4 Premier League games.
“No, not under siege, not at all,” he said. “I feel that is a moment where we play against the team that is at the top of their season, a moment where everything goes well for them – clearly a team on a high against a team with so many problems and the top of these problems during football matches [is] we [virtually] shoot ourselves.”
“Today we had a very good start. In the second half Arsenal was trying to stop the game, get one injury here and there. They were trying to reduce the intensity of the game, we score the second goal for them and then it is again 2-1. But the reality is in the last four matches we didn’t lose but had bad results apart from Young Boys [won 1-0 in injury time]. The three draws were three bad results and before that we lost against Manchester City. ”
Arsenal opened the scoring through Shkodran Mustafi after Da Gea miscued a save in the 26th minute but Martial equalized for the Red Devils before halftime.
Alexandre Lacazette then restored the lead for the Gunners after Marcos Rojo lost awareness and gifted the ball to Henrikh Mkhitaryan who laid the ball to the Frenchman.
Mourinho went on to laud the soul of his side but still hinted that his players lack quality.
“The boys left their soul, they left what they have. When sometimes people speak about the quality”
He also spoke on the commitment of his players. He added: “It’s a positive sign but there are things that I cannot get from them, and I cannot say much more than this. But big soul, everybody gives everything. That is for sure and that is a positive feeling.”
“I cannot tell you much more. I prefer just to say that I’m happy with the soul, the commitment, the bravery. I’m really happy with that. Our problem is [we need] a performance like this without the mistakes we made.”