Mourinho praises Man Utd players after Arsenal draw

Jose Mourinho has praised the ‘big soul’ of his Manchester United side in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

After a positive opening by United, David De Gea allowed Shkodran Mustafi’s header to slip through his hands, with Ander Herrera failing to clear in time on the line.

Arsenal’s second goal on Wednesday night saw Marcos Rojo try desperately to make up for his error in giving the ball to Alexandre Lacazette only to slide in and score an own goal.

United responded quickly both times, with Anthony Martial grabbing the first equaliser before a calamity at the back for Arsenal allowed Jesse Lingard to nip in and level only 13 seconds after Rojo’s own goal.

After the match, Mourinho told reporters: ‘Maybe we feel frustrated with the result, we feel frustrated with some mistakes, we feel frustrated with some moments where a little bit more quality would be needed but we have to be happy with the spirit.

‘We have to be happy with the effort, the dynamic, the intensity.

‘The team had a big soul. We scored four goals and we drew 2-2. But we had good performances and we need happiness on the pitch.’

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