Jose Mourinho claimed there are things he cannot get from Manchester United’s players following their 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday.
The Red Devils twice came from behind to earn a point against the Gunners at Old Trafford, with Anthony Martial cancelling out Shkodran Mustafi’s opener before Jesse Lingard struck 74 seconds after Marcos Rojo’s own goal inadvertently put the visitors back in front.
Mourinho had criticised his side for overcomplicated play in their 2-2 draw at Southampton last Saturday and questioned the commitment of some of his squad.
“Yes, it’s a positive sign but there are things I cannot get from them, and I cannot say much more than this, but big soul, everybody gives everything,” he told BT Sport when asked about the efforts of players to play through form and fitness troubles.
“I cannot tell you much more. I prefer just to tell you I am happy with the soul, the commitment, the bravery, I’m really happy with that.”
United, who started with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku on the bench, fell behind when David de Gea allowed Mustafi’s header to slip through his grasp and cross the line 26 minutes in.
Martial responded but it was another mistake that led to Arsenal’s second goal, with Rojo conceding possession and contriving to put the ball into his own net after running back to challenge Alexandre Lacazette.