Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that the Red Devils are the unluckiest team in the Premier League.
Mourinho’s comment is coming after the Red Devils were stunned by a late Olivier Giroud goal in the 88th minute, which cancelled Juan Mata’s early strike and left Old Trafford in silence.
Mourinho’s side could have been awarded a penalty in the first-half after Nacho Monreal appeared to foul Antonio Valencia.
However, referee Andre Marriner ignored the appeals.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Mourinho said:
“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.”
On whether United should have had a penalty earlier in the game, he said:
“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 make 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.”