December 11, 2018

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho reveals what Anthony Martial told him on injury vs Arsenal | Football | Sport

The French forward was once again in good form netting to make it 1-1 at Old Trafford.

But Martial was replaced in the 63rd minute by Romelu Lukaku.

Shkodran Mustafi gave Arsenal the lead at Old Trafford after an uncharacteristic error from David De Gea.

But just moments later Martial equalised for Mourinho’s side.

Then in the second half Marcos Rojo was unlucky in putting through his own net.

Jesse Lingard made it 2-2 almost instantly though and the points were shared at Old Trafford.

Mourinho has revealed Martial doesn’t think his injury is serious though.

He said: “He doesn’t think it was an injury – it was feeling tight.”

Paul Pogba was only given a place on the bench by Mourinho after a poor performance at Southampton last weekend.

But the Special One was pleased with the World Cup winner’s efforts when he was introduced.

“I think Paul came on and gave a good contribution and brought freshness and power and different qualities to the attacking players,” he said.

Mourinho also felt Manchester United were unlucky not to pick up all three points against their rivals.

He explained: “We scored four goals and drew 2-2! As always we made mistakes and we paid for the mistakes.

“Today was more the same, but with great spirit and people ready to have a go and fight hard, it was a credit to the team.

“They went to the limit and were really tired. Some of them had not played all season, Chris Smalling playing in very difficult condition, but Arsenal were only dangerous when we lost the ball in bad areas.

“Even from our bench you could feel the little panic when the ball comes to our defensive third.

“The spirit was Manchester United level but we miss certain qualities.

“I have to disagree with people who try to compare this to teams of Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Nemanja Vidic. Give us a break and time. I am happy with the soul and heart, but we are not consistent and uniform.”

United return to action against Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm).

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