Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits mistakes cost his side after they drew 2-2 in a highly entertaining clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford tonight.
United twice came from behind to earn a point, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard cancelling out goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexandre Lacazette for the visitors.
The result leaves United eight points off the top four, and a huge eighteen from leaders Manchester City, although Mourinho was full of praise for the commitment shown from his players.
“We scored four goals and drew 2-2! As always we made mistakes and we paid for the mistakes.’’ Mourinho told BBC Sport.
“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.
“This is a performance of big soul and heart, Rashford, just to give a name, gave everything for the shirt. But even from our bench you could feel the little panic when the ball comes to our defensive third.”
United next host struggling Fulham looking to end a run of four games without a win whilst Arsenal play Huddersfield Town at The Emirates.