Arsenal controlled game against Manchester United: Arsene Wenger

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho resumed his favourite game of Wenger-baiting after his side lost at Emirates Stadium on Sunday

Arsenal beat Manchester United to maintain top-four hopes

"The situation is simple".

"Since the end of the match at the Balaidos, we have been working hard to improve the 90 minutes that lie ahead of us". It was not a gamble.

In addition, the Red Devils' boss criticised the Old Trafford atmosphere, claiming fans have been too inconsistent in their support. "It's not a gamble, it was a simple decision, a decision based on common sense and a effect of our situation". Seventeen matches in seven weeks, April and May.

Both the managers briefly shook hands after the completion of the match.

"I think the formation is good for the team", Gibbs told the club's website.

"After that we lost boys who were good alternatives".

"We have had many draws as well and there were some fantastic teams that we played against".

"It was not a gamble, just a outcome of our situation". "You can not say that we didn't try to win the game and that's what we will try to do in the remaining three matches in the Premier League", Mourinho told Sky Sports.

For so long a key player for club and country, this season the 31-year-old has found himself in the unusual position of scrapping for a starting role.

Arsene Wenger secured his first win over his Portuguese rival after 13 attempts, and it couldn't have come at a better time for his side as they continue to fight for a top-four finish.

Neville thinks seeing Mourinho smiling and laughing during post-match interviews proved his focus was always elsewhere as he discussed the decline in importance of the Arsenal v United fixture, once the biggest game in English football. "When you play centre forward you know you want goals and so it hopefully gives him confidence".

He added: "I said a few weeks ago that we have to win every game and we didn't do that against Tottenham. I haven't made a big fuss of it", Rooney said. "Would I like to stay?"

The 35-year-old, who will see his United contract expire this summer, said: "I'm personally desperate to get to the final and to try and win it".

Ramsey would not be drawn on making any definitive statements about qualifying for European football's premier competition, but just wants the team to maintain their momentum with the FA Cup final against Chelsea on the horizon on May 27.

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