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Jose Mourinho revealed why Wayne Rooney did not start against Arsenal

Jose Mourinho revealed why Wayne Rooney did not start against Arsenal

United took the lead against the Gunners at Old Trafford on Sunday through Juan Mata, but were pegged back in the 89th-minute thanks to an Olivier Giroud header.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott says he was at fault for Juan Mata's goal in the 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Saturday, but said the Gunners' recovery showed they're stronger than in previous seasons.

"If you have a bad game, or an equal game against a very good team like Arsenal, you draw, it is not a bad result", he said.

"It was great, personally, for me", he told United's official website.

Ian Wright believes that Jose Mourinho has finally found the right balance in the Manchester United midfield to be effective after impressing against Arsenal. We were phenomenal from a defensive point of view.

"It is very sad to know that time flies for every one of us".

Mourinho continued his undefeated streak against Wenger in the league, but his side dropped more points and might slip even further away from the title race by the end of the weekend.

He praised his players, who put together a fine performance both with and without the ball.

After a goalless first-half that will be remembered for Jose Mourinho's touchline rant, the game looked like it would be ending in a bore draw. You have got to go about your day as you would normally, work hard in training and I have worked to get back to where I am now.

United had the better of the game, but only created half chances until Mata's goal.

The Portuguese was then asked for his thoughts on an incident in the first half, where Antonio Valencia appeared to be upended in the penalty area by Nacho Monreal.

United remain in sixth place following the draw and are still six points behind Arsenal who sit in fourth. Arsene, we hope to see an improved, motivated, and hungry team on Tuesday against Paris St. Germain.

Old Trafford thought it was a penalty and Mourinho's amateur dramatics on the touchline, holding his head as if stabbed in the eye, made it clear he thought it was a penalty.

When quizzed on the impact of conceding a late equaliser when a 1-0 win was likely, Jones admitted: "It feels like we have been slapped 6-0!" "We want to be about style and steel but..."