Ander Herrera answers Jose Mourinho's call for a warrior; Three positives from 2-2 draw

Jose Mourinho asked for a battling performance against Arsenal and he got one.
Simple mistakes cost United the win, with the game ending in a 2-2 draw.
There were reasons to be proud of the team after the draw with Arsenal, which in itself was a disappointing result.
United have lost more ground at the top of the table and on the Champions League spot. We currently sit in eighth place.

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The goals we conceded to Arsenal were terrible, and a result of individual errors from David de Gea and Marcos Rojo.
Most teams would have felt sorry for themselves after going behind in such circumstances.
United got straight up off the mat after being floored and like Tyson Fury, hit back.
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard showed quick instincts to be in the right place at the right time to score.

Perhaps though, it would be nice to score first for a change?

Ander Herrera

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Jose Mourinho wanted warriors, and he got one with Ander Herrera.
The Spaniard scored against Southampton at the weekend and he followed it up with a superb assist for Martial’s goal.

The £29 million signing’s statistics from the game were impressive: 5 tackles, 6 interceptions, and 3 chances created, leading the team in all categories.
He was even the one on the line clearing the shot David de Gea spilled, even if he did not quite get there in time.
The Spaniard needs to keep his place, and Jose Mourinho has to stick with him.


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There were times when the defending was worrying last night, especially for the second goal, but the players deserve some credit.
It was a makeshift back five due to injuries and suspension, with Matteo Darmian in for Luke Shaw.
Diogo Dalot was making his first Premier League start and did well, while Eric Bailly was making his first since October, and Marcos Rojo his first of the season.

Rojo cost United the second goal, but he had embodied the team’s fighting spirit until that point, perhaps bit too much.
Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling held their own against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and did not let him get a look in.

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