By Adebayo Williams
After his side conceded a last minute equaliser against Arsenal on Saturday, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has aimed fun at his rival Arsene Wenger. The Portuguese tactician, famed for his controversial comments, had been on course for another victory over his North London foe before substitute Olivier Giroud rescued a point for the Gunners. United had controlled the game and missed glorious chances before Juan Mata finally put the them ahead in the second half.
Mourinho, after the game, said, “Finally, I lost to Arsene”.
The former Chelsea boss has never lost to Wenger in the Premier League – a run that stretched to 12 meetings on Saturday.
“It feels like a defeat and, for sure, for Arsenal it feels like a victory,” Mourinho told reporters.
“So finally I lost against Arsenal. Finally I lost against Arsene.”
“Of course it is two points dropped,” he added, speaking to the BBC.
“It was another defeat.
“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.
“If you have a bad game, or an equal game against a very good team like Arsenal, you draw and it is not a drama or a bad result because it is normal between two teams.
“But when De Gea was on holidays, when Cech made two or three very good saves or when you miss two or three very good chances and you are in total control [and] then you concede late, then the feeling is like a defeat.”
Manchester United are six points behind Arsenal and nine points behind leaders Chelsea on the Premier League table.