Gift goals ex­tend United’s mis­ery

The Herald (South Africa) - - Sport -

Jose Mour­inho ac­cused his Manch­ester United play­ers of shoot­ing them­selves in the foot as he saw his un­der­strength team gift Arse­nal two goals in a 2-2 draw that ex­tended their win­less Premier League run to four games.

United, who started with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku on the bench, showed great spirit to come back twice, with equalis­ers from An­thony Mar­tial and Jesse Lin­gard.

But af­ter a de­feat at Manch­ester City and dispir­it­ing draws with Crys­tal Palace and Southamp­ton, United are now 18 points be­hind lead­ers City and ac­tu­ally closer to the rel­e­ga­tion po­si­tions than they are to first place.

United also trail Chelsea and Arse­nal by eight points in the bat­tle for a place in the top four

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