Phil Jones: Why Man United don’t need to panic under Jose Mourinho
The Manchester United defender is calling for calm after the Red Devils dropped more points
Phil Jones says Manchester United don’t need to panic under Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils appeared to be coasting towards three points after Juan Mata broke the deadlock in the 69th minute at Old Trafford.
However, Arsene Wenger introduced France striker Olivier Giroud from the substitutes’ bench with 17 minutes remaining of the Premier League clash.
And the 30-year-old scored a headed equaliser with less than 90 seconds remaining to deny Manchester United back-to-back Premier League victories.
The Red Devils remain six points behind Arsenal in the top-four race after winning just one of their last five top-flight fixtures.
However, Manchester United defender Jones hit out at the club’s critics and appeared to suggest that the Red Devils aren’t too far of Arsenal.
“It is crazy,” Jones told Sky Sports. “If we had won today, then we would have been three points behind Arsenal.
“Arsenal have had a world-class season and we are supposed to have had an average season. That is just the way the Premier League works.
“But we are pleased with the performance, I thought we created chances and probably should have scored more.
“There is no need to panic yet. We have been playing well and creating chances, it is just that bit of luck that we need and hopefully it will come soon.”
Manchester United will host Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United side in their next Premier League game at Old Trafford next Sunday.
The Red Devils are nine points behind leaders Chelsea after 12 Premier League games in the 2016-17 season.