Jose Mourinho impressed with Jesse Lingard team ethic in Manchester United win

during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on December 2, 2017 in London, England.

Jose Mourinho was impressed with Jesse Lingard's team ethic in Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Arsenal.

Lingard struck in each half as United won their fourth straight Premier League game and closed the gap on leaders Manchester City despite a late red card for French midfielder Paul Pogba.

"He played well," United boss Mourinho said.

Jose Mourinho says Arsenal played fantastically in the 3-1 loss to Manchester United.

"He did what the team needed him to do, defensively and also in terms of going into finishing areas.

"We worked pre-season well and hard about playing sometimes with three at the back, sometimes four.

"When we play with two strikers we need people from the midfield that can arrive in finishing situations and that's what Jesse did for us."

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring Arsenal's first goal
Image: Despite 33 shots, Alexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal's only goal of the game

Defeat for Arsenal ended their 12-game winning run at home in the league and was the Gunners' fifth in 15 league matches this season.

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The loss was largely self-inflicted as mistakes from Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi proved costly in the opening 11 minutes before David De Gea made a series of fine saves to frustrate the hosts.

The Sunday Supplement panel were full of praise for David de Gea and how he has put transfer speculation out of his mind.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech told the club's official website: "The game was decided at the start with our two mistakes and they scored.

"We need to make sure that when we create chances in a big game we score and don't make mistakes.

"There are not many times you play United and you dominate the whole game, having so many chances, so this is positive, but we are disappointed."

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