Mourinho subtly mocks Pogba and Lukaku following draw with Arsenal

Mourinho subtly mocks Pogba and Lukaku following draw with Arsenal

- Jose Mourinho praises his team that earned a draw against Arsenal at old Trafford

- The Manchester United manager subtly mocked Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku

- Both stars were left on the bench for the epic encounter against their rivals

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has taken a slight dig at Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku following United's gutsy 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

United had to fight twice to earn a point at Old Trafford but Mourinho has taken a swipe at his high earning stars who were left on the bench.

In his programme notes, the Portuguese gaffer warned: “There isn’t space for people that are not ready to give their all.”

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But he was quick to credit his players for the passion and desire they showed but suggested his side lacked the quality needed against the Gunners.

He said: “It was open because they scored the second goal. If not, it was not open.

“The second half was a clear tendency of one team waiting to see if they can wait and take a point, and another team increasing the pace and the intensity.

“We shoot ourselves so many times during the season, that is really, really difficult.

“But it was fantastic soul from the players and fantastic attitude from players with difficulties.

“Some good performances but players were in difficulty. Dalot the first start, Rojo the first minute, Darmian the third start, Bailly doesn’t play for a couple of months.

"Chris Smalling, a brave guy to play with such difficulties.

“So really difficult but they left what they have. When people speak about the quality.

“We should win the game, we made two big mistakes for their goals. We made other mistakes which allowed them to have counter-attacks.

“Easy passes that we lost, easy controls that we lost, things that at the highest level you normally don’t do.

“And performances are marked by these ups and downs.

“The second goal comes in an awful moment for a team which at that moment was at the top of their game.

“There are things which I cannot get from them and I cannot say much more than that. Everyone gives everything, that’s for sure, and that is a positive feeling

“I cannot tell you much more. I prefer to say that I am happy with the soul, the commitment, the bravery, I am really happy with that.”

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has aimed a dig at former Red Devils star Gary Neville following the 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Shkodran Mustafi opened scoring for the Gunners in the 26th minute but a quick equaliser from Anthony Martial leveled parity for the home team. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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