Manchester United's meeting with Arsenal ended in a frustrating draw, with United's rare attacking dominance was not enough for them to secure a win after Juan Mata's 69th-minute strike was cancelled out by late Giroud header. The result now leaves them at sixth place, eight points away from league leaders Liverpool.
Speaking in the post-match interview to MUTV, when asked about United's misfortunes, Mourinho said: "Everybody knows that. Not me, because I am #Manchester United manager, not you because you are the Manchester United journalist, but I think everyone knows this.".
For long spells, United did seem to dominate their opponent, but ultimately could not put away their chances. While David De Gea had little to do, his #Arsenal counterpart Petr Cech showed why a goalkeepers age is not a factor to his game after producing great saves which kept the score 0-0 and also stopped the scoreline increasing after conceding.
However their dominating display did give fans something to be positive about, with Antonio Valencia - voted man of the match - producing a solid attacking display down the right-hand and side, after returning from a knee operation.
Arsenal's defensive resilience and Wenger's substitution pay-off
The game saw Arsenal unusually pressed back, forcing them to defend waves of assault from United's frontmen. While Arsenal's defence has arguably been Arsenal's weakest link in past seasons, they showed their grit against United, producing a solid defensive performance Koscielny and Mustafi at the heart of the defence..
Their attacking presence was non-existent however, but Wenger's decision to substitute on Chamberlain and Giroud paid off in the 89th minute, after some classic wing play from Chamberlain saw Giroud meet the resultant cross to header past David De Gea. United did push for a winner with four minutes remaining, but Arsenal regrouped at the back to see the game out.
Mourinho's cautious comments about Andre Marriner
Mourinho has time and time again been fined after making comments about referee's decisions during matches and many were interested to see how Mourinho would react after United's failed penalty appeal. However, Mourinho was especially cautious with his words when commenting on the penalty decision in the post-match interview:
"I don't want to speak about it. I have a very good feeling with Andre Marriner. He is the kind of referee who, if he makes mistakes against my team, there is no intention. He doesn't want to be the star of the game, he is a good referee. I don't want to say if it is a mistake or not; I know because I saw the video, but I don't want to say because he is a good referee." #Football