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Mourinho defiant despite third consecutive draw

 Mourinho insisted his side were the better team and praised his players for a good performance. PHOTO/Sky Sports

Mourinho insisted his side were the better team and praised his players for a good performance. PHOTO/Sky Sports

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 5- Jose Mourinho stressed Manchester United are playing “extremely well” despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Everton on Sunday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave United the lead in the 42nd minute, but Everton snatched a point with a late Leighton Baines penalty after Marouane Fellaini fouled Idrissa Gueye.

The draw is United’s third in a row in the Premier League, following 1-1 results with West Ham and Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho said: “We were the best team by far, but we didn’t win. We had chances for 2-0, we hit the post, then we conceded a goal in the last minute.

“We are playing extremely well, even in difficult matches like this, and not getting the results we deserve.”

Manchester United have drawn six league matches this season and remain nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Asked if he was concerned by the amount of draws, Mourinho said: “Concerned because we don’t get the results we deserve. When my teams win matches playing a different style of football then what matters is the style of football, not the results.

“You have teams in the Premier League playing defensive and counter attack football and getting results. That is phenomenal in your words. When my teams are playing extremely well the results are more important.

“I am happy my team is playing really well even in difficult matches. It is a problem we are not getting what we deserve and we have a position in the table that has no relation to the quality we are showing.”

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Mourinho declined to comment about the penalty decision or the early incident when Marcos Rojo escaped a red card for a two-footed tackle on Idrissa Gueye.

-By Sky Sports-

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