Man United scramble 2-2 draw with Arsenal

Man United scramble 2-2 draw with Arsenal

Jose Mourinho has warned his Manchester United players that they can not keep "shooting themselves in the foot" after rueing his side's mistakes on a chaotic night against Arsenal at Old Trafford.

But they couldn't stay ahead for long, with United's second equalizer coming just 74 seconds after Lacazette's goal.

While Mourinho joked United scored all four goals, he said he could not fault the players' spirit against an Arsenal side who are now unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions.

Arsenal came close to winning the game on several occasions but De Gea made up for his error with some fine saves.

"Every time David de Gea had the ball all my defenders were dead in front of him and I want the team to come up, I want defensive line to push up, I want to play in the opposition half, at that moment we have [Marouane] Fellaini, we have Lukaku, we have Paul, but every time David had the ball, everybody was dead".

Manchester United have been struggling to find consistent form this season under the Portuguese coach and there is likely to be plenty of speculation as the January transfer window draws nearer.

A harmless corner from the visitors turned out to be United's undoing, Smalling out-muscled by Mustafi who fired a header towards De Gea.

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Storm clouds have been gathering over Jose Mourinho's misfiring United side and on a wet night in the north west they again looked well short of being contenders for the top four. Rob Holding, we are going to wait for the doctor but maybe it's a big injury'.

James Milner levelled for the Reds after Jack Cork's surprise opener and substitute Roberto Firmino set Liverpool on course for a 12th win in 15 league games with his first touch before Xherdan Shaqiri rounded things off.

Mourinho, before the match "clarified" in his press conference how he didn't mean to say that United required a miracle to finish in the first four, as was popularly quoted by the media in the past week.

Arsenal were barely done celebrating when the ball was in the net at the other end as a misunderstanding between Sead Kolasinac and Leno allowed Jesse Lingard to nip in and equalise.

Gunners boss Unai Emery said: 'It's the worst for us today.

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri welcomed his old club Leicester City to Craven Cottage and shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw while Everton were held 1-1 at home by Newcastle United.

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