Arsenal were lucky but we don't care - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has conceded that Manchester United's top four hopes are effectively over after losing 2-0 to Arsenal, with the Portuguese manager now going all out to win the Europa League.

"It was a game that was clearly a nuisance for him, sandwiched between the two legs of United's Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo that he has made it obvious is his priority".

By 2014, the rivalry had become so heated that Wenger pushed Mourinho as the pair clashed in the technical area during Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge. We need to play a very solid game against Celta; we have an advantage but I'm sure they will come here hoping to turn the tables and they will be a risky team.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho refuses to completely give up on qualifying for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Replying to a question that it was his first defeat to bitter rival Arsene Wenger, Mourinho said: "It's the first time I leave Highbury or Emirates and they (Arsenal fans) are happy".

He continued: "I think Arsene Wenger is not a small manager, he's a big manager". "It's up to us, we need some luck along the way, but if we win the next four games, I'm convinced that we can do it".

"We need some help but the best help we can get is from our own focus between now and the end of the season".

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Taking it further, Mourinho didn't relent on his jibe.

He also added: "To have that record of winning so many matches is not normal". I'm really satisfied with my performance and the performance of the team, which is most important.

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

"The manager gave me one task, to stay with him [Sanchez], and I seemed to do that quite well, but again, we didn't win so it doesn't count as much".

"We didn't deserve to lose", he said. I'm happy for Danny.

The victory leaves Arsenal in sixth place of the Premier League, two points behind United and six points adrift from Manchester City who are fourth. "It will be a big, big battle until the last game".

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