Gary Neville: Why Jose Mourinho and Man United will be gutted
The Manchester United legend discusses what the mood will be like at Old Trafford after Saturday's stalemate
Gary Neville says Jose Mourinho and Manchester United will be bitterly disappointed with their failure to beat Arsenal on Saturday.
The Red Devils were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Arsene Wenger’s side despite taking the lead in the 69th minute at Old Trafford.
Juan Mata placed a finish past his former Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech to capitalise on a dominant performance from the home side.
However, Arsenal levelled in the dying minutes of normal time thanks to Olivier Giroud’s powerful header which beat Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.
Former Manchester United defender Neville explained why Mourinho will be gutted with the stalemate after the Red Devils failed to record back-to-back Premier League wins.
“Jose Mourinho and his team will be gutted,” Neville said on the Gary Neville Podcast. “We’ve been in football a long time to know the result is everything. Although there will be a mood in the Manchester United dressing room that they deserved to win, it counts for nothing.
“They are drawing and dropping points in games you would say they should have won. If you look at the table, three or four points makes a big difference psychologically. It’s not a bad day for United, but it’s a disappointing day for the way it has finished.”
Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and eight points behind pace setters Liverpool and Manchester City.
The Red Devils will host West Ham United in their next top-flight fixture on Sunday as Mourinho’s side look to kick-start their top-four bid.