MANCHESTER (AFP) - Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United gamers of capturing themselves within the foot as he saw his below-electricity team gift Arsenal two desires in a 2-2 draw that extended their winless most advantageous League run to four games.

United, who started with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku on the bench, showed extremely good spirit to twice come lower back, with equalisers from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard earning a miles-wanted factor.

however, after a defeat at Manchester city and dispiriting draws with Crystal Palace and Southampton, United are actually 18 factors in the back of leaders town and in fact toward the relegation positions than they're first region.


United also trail Chelsea and Arsenal, who are now unbeaten in 20 games, by means of eight factors inside the battle for an area in the pinnacle four.

And Mourinho, who saw a horrific David de Gea error and Marcos Rojo very own purpose twice hand Arsenal the lead, believes the performance persevered their run of self-inflicted damage.

"We scored 4 goals and we drew 2-2," joked Mourinho.

"however we scored 4 desires and even in fits like nowadays wherein we play properly, we usually shoot ourselves.

"on occasion we miss probabilities with an open goal, other times defensive errors however this night there has been a brilliant spirit, properly performances.

"Our problem is finding a performance like this with out the mistakes we made and we had very good performances where we make errors and we are continually punished."

Mourinho s frustration became in particular understandable for the reason that Arsenal s beginning goal, after 26 mins, featured that rarest of collector s objects, a mistake via his Spanish worldwide goalkeeper David de Gea.

Chris Smalling slipped at Lucas Torreira s 26th minute corner, permitting Mustafi the space to ship a unfastened header bouncing into the ground and goalwards.

It seemed a habitual save for United s primary however he succeeded handiest in pushing the ball into the air, two-passed, over his own head and over the goalline, in spite of Ander Herrera s desperation clearance.

however United spoke back within 4 minutes as Rojo, playing for the primary time this season, unleashed a outstanding free-kick which Bernd Leno saved out on the foot of his left-hand put up.

Herrera responded quick, even though replays suggested he may also had been fractionally offside, reaching the unfastened ball on the via-line and turning it into the six-yard area in which Martial changed into capable of convert.

That dramatic sample could be repeated after sixty eight mins when Arsenal regained a lead they might best preserve, in this event, for 74 seconds.

Lacazette performed a one- with fellow alternative Henrikh Mkhitaryan and superior into the region in which Rojo tackled him from in the back of and succeeded only in turning the ball into his own internet.

but there may be no faulting United s response as Arsenal panicked at an extended ball punted forward, almost directly from kick-off.

Lukaku brought about uncertainty in the traffic  area and as Sead Kolasinac attempted to turn the ball lower back to his goalkeeper, he allowed Lingard to ghost in and complete a easy finish past Leno.

mistakes-strewn as it'd had been, there may be no faulting the leisure inside the first Manchester United-Arsenal fixture in view that 1986 to take area with out either Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger in one of the dug-outs.

De Gea made amends for his first-half of error with quality saves to disclaim in-form Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Mkhitaryan also wasting an awesome near-variety risk in among.

Neither Mkhitaryan nor the injured Alexis Sanchez have shone due to the fact a January switch deal between the golf equipment, but handiest the offside flag denied the Armenian coming lower back to haunt United in stoppage time when he rifled domestic after every other respectable De Gea prevent from Torreira.

"i am happy with my gamers and the second 1/2 offers us self belief," said Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

"We managed the sport and if one team deserved to win, we did more."