Jose Mourinho lauds "phenomenal" Man United despite late Arsenal equaliser

Reds manager is happy with his side's performance, while Wenger is satisfied with the result

Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (left) and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shake hands during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture by Martin Rickett PA Wire/PA Images

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described his side as "phenomenal" after the 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

He feels his side were superior to Arsene Wenger's team in the Premier League clash, although neither side could be separated at the final whistle.

United had taken the lead when Juan Mata stroked a finish into the bottom corner after Ander Herrera had set him up on 68 minutes.

But the Reds couldn't hold onto that lead as Olivier Giroud headed in an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross in the 89th minute.

It was Arsenal's only shot on target during the match and Mourinho felt it was a result of his side being excellent defensively as he told Sky Sports News after the full-time whistle.

"I don't want to say they didn't want to win. I prefer to say that they had no chances to win. They couldn't be Arsenal the way they normally play football. We were phenomenal by the defensive point of view," he said.

His opposite number Wenger acknowledged that it was a difficult match for Arsenal, but that the result was satisfying given the scoreline just before Giroud equalised.

"When you are 1-0 down and you come back to 1-1, it feels like you're happy and of course with two minutes to go, we would have signed for that," he told Sky Sports News.

The Gunners stay fourth, six points clear of Man United.