Manchester United fight back to draw with Arsenal

Manchester United fight back to draw with Arsenal

Manchester United fight back to draw with Arsenal

It was all United from then on, followed by a period in which Arsenal finally gained some foothold into the match with a sustained period of possession.

Rio Ferdinand says the lack of quality during Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Arsenal demonstrates the gulf in class between Manchester City and Liverpool and the chasing pack. The squad are evidently capable of playing good, attacking football.

He allowed Mustafi's downward header to bounce up and through his hands - the ball just crossing the line despite the attempt of Ander Herrera to hack clear.

The Gunners had slowly begun to get on top and it came as little surprise when they took the lead, but their goal came as a result of a glaring error from David de Gea.

Arsenal went back in front in the 68th minute, Lacazette being credited with the goal after Rojo's attempted tackle saw the ball ricochet past De Gea.

Mourinho made a host of changes to his starting XI for the visit of Arsenal, with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku among the substitutes at the Theatre of Dreams.

Coach Emery arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in pre-season, replacing the long-serving Arsene Wenger, and they are unbeaten since the second game of the campaign. The pair were, however, brought on to win the game later on for their team, but in vain.

The Portuguese boss' comments came after United's 2-2 draw against Arsenal at home, pinning back the opposition both times after conceding silly goals.

Jose Mourinho said his Manchester United team should not be compared to past sides including Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Nemanja Vidic as the embattled manager called for patience following Wednesday's four-goal thriller against Arsenal.

Ferdinand was up first, saying: "I don't know it's a hard question that, is there a ready-made replacement out there that they can go and get immediately?"

After Arsenal's first goal, United's reply came via a Rojo freekick saved by the goalkeeper, before being sent back in by Herrera for Martial to strike through into the net. "It is not the best, but it is not the worst", he said.

Mourinho has been tasked with leading Manchester United to a trophy this season after they ended up second and without any silverware at all last term.

"I think Paul played well", Mourinho said.

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