We’ve so many prob­lems: Jose

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

MANCH­ESTER. — Jose Mour­inho ad­mit­ted that his Manch­ester United side are a team full of prob­lems fol­low­ing their 2-2 draw with an in-form Arse­nal on Wed­nes­day night.

The Red Devils con­ceded first to Shko­dran Mustafi with David de Gea un­able to keep out his pow­er­ful div­ing header, be­fore an im­me­di­ate re­sponse from An­thony Mar­tial at the other end.

A Mar­cus Rojo own-goal then put Arse­nal ahead for the se­cond time, only for Jesse Lin­gard to poke home an equaliser af­ter the restart.

Speak­ing af­ter the game, Mour­inho told Sky: “We played against a team that is in the top of their sea­son, in the top of their mo­ment where ev­ery­thing goes well for them. That is clearly a team that is on a high, against a team that has so many prob­lems,” he said.

“At the top of these prob­lems, dur­ing foot­ball matches, we shoot our­selves [in the foot]. To­day we had a very, very good start, every­body was ex­pect­ing 1-0 for us - we score. 1-0 for them.

“Then in the se­cond-half our best mo­ment, where Arse­nal were clearly try­ing to stop the game, get­ting an in­jury here, an in­jury there, stop the game again, they were try­ing to con­trol the game and re­duce the in­ten­sity of the game. We scored the se­cond goal for them.

“The team had a very good re­sponse, had a big soul. We scored four goals and drew 2-2. Even in matches like to­day where we play well we al­ways shoot our­selves [in the foot]. Some­times we miss chances with open goals, some­times we make de­fen­sive mis­takes, but a fan­tas­tic spirit and good per­for­mances.

“We feel frus­trated with the re­sult, with some mis­takes, with some mo­ments where a lit­tle bit more qual­ity would be needed.”

Mean­while, Unai Emery was left ru­ing dropped points as Arse­nal were held to a 2-2 draw with Manch­ester United at Old Traf­ford on Wed­nes­day.

Shko­dran Mustafi opened the scor­ing with a div­ing header that David de Gea was un­able to keep out be­fore an im­me­di­ate re­sponse from An­thony Mar­tial at the other end.

A Mar­cus Rojo own-goal then put Arse­nal ahead for the se­cond time, only for Lin­gard to poke home an equaliser fol­low­ing the restart.

Af­ter the game, Emery said: “I am very proud for our work and how we re­sponded in the 90 min­utes. When we are win­ning it was a good mo­ment, but they equalised very quickly then we got up af­ter their two goals.

“In the se­cond half, our play­ers worked to find a way to win. I think we were close, more than them, to do the third goal but De Gea saved two or three times with good ac­tion.”

Emery added that he was con­cerned with an in­jury sus­tained by de­fender Rob Hold­ing, who was stretchered off be­fore half-time. Aaron Ram­sey was also with­drawn, but his in­jury is not as se­ri­ous.

The Arse­nal boss added: “It’s the worst news for us to­day. We are go­ing to wait for the doc­tor but maybe it’s a big in­jury with his knee.

“Aaron Ram­sey is a small in­jury but af­ter these two in­juries, every player re­sponded with good com­mit­ment and good men­tal­ity to keep in the dif­fi­cult mo­ments our per­for­mance in the game.” — AFP.

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