Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that they are the unluckiest team in the Premier League, after a 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday.
United struck first through Juan Mata, but Olivier Giroud headed in the equalizer in the 89th minute.
Speaking to Match of the Day after the match, Mourinho said: “It was another ‘defeat’. If you have a bad game, or an equal game against a very good team like Arsenal, you draw it is not a drama or a bad result because it is normal between two teams.
“But when [David] De Gea was on holidays, when [Petr] Cech made two or three very good saves or when you miss two or three very good chances and you are in total control then the concede late, then the feeling is like a defeat.”
When asked about the penalty decision Andre Marriner did not give for a foul on Antonio Valencia in the first half, Mourinho told Sky Sports: “I don’t want to speak about it. I have a very good feeling with Andre Mariner. He is the kind of referee who if he makes mistakes against my team, there is no intention.
“He doesn’t want to be the star of the game, he is a good referee. I don’t want to say if it is a mistake or not, I know because I saw the video, but I don’t want to say because he is a good referee.”
Mourinho was keen to stress how United were unlucky not to claim all three points and continued: “Of course it is two points dropped. We were the best team by far. They had no chances to win.
“They could not be Arsenal the way they normally play football. We were phenomenal defensively. The way we pressed and the way we controlled their counter attacks. Then when we had the ball we were very comfortable. We scored a fantastic goal, we had chances to win the game and then the only time they go there and the only time we had a situation we could not resolve they scored. They are the lucky ones and we are the unlucky ones.
“The team played very well. This team at the moment is the unluckiest team in the Premier League. That is the reality. The team is playing well. Phil Jones played more matches this season than the past three seasons I think. I don’t remember him playing two matches consecutively and big matches.
“I am happy with the work and the guys and I am super happy with the fans. They are amazing. They know to be fair and applaud a team that has dropped two points.”