Why we lost to Manchester United - Wenger

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They comfortably held on despite Paul Pogba being sent off for a unsafe challenge late on, punishing Arsenal for early defensive mistakes.

As well as his anger at Pogba's treatment, Mourinho was frustrated at what he saw as Arsenal diving in the closing stages.

David de Gea's performance was the "best from a goalkeeper in the world", according to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after his side's thrilling 3-1 win at Arsenal. "So people don't think about me, they don't care about me".

The Frenchman deservedly received a straight red card and will miss three games, including next week's derby against City.

Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette, appealed in vain for penalties and, with his tongue firmly in his cheek, Mourinho said: "I know the pitch is incredible and maybe breeds a desire to go to the floor".

"The gap is eight points now, and there's still a long way to go so that's why we have to keep getting closer and closer and hope they slip up", said midfielder Cesc Fabregas. When asked which was his favourite from a fine string of stops, he acknowledged: "Probably the double save when we were winning 2-1 [in the second half]".

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The Spaniard was in inspired form against the Gunners, equalling the Premier League record for most saves in a game, and has earned plenty of praise on the back of another talismanic display.

"He made fantastic saves", Mourinho said.

"Last night I watched Napoli v Juventus on TV and we watched a top-class referee".

Goals from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard inside 11 minutes, and a further second-half strike from Lingard, showed United at their best.

"At the beginning we needed to be patient with Brighton's style, " said manager Jurgen Klopp, whose side have scored 12 goals in their past three Premier League away games."We needed to get used to it".

'We need to make sure that when we create chances in a big game we score and don't make mistakes. And the 24-year-old enjoyed a successful first season back at Old Trafford as United tasted success in the Community Shield, EFL Cup and the Europa League.