David de Gea's error gifted Arsenal the opener at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, though Anthony Martial's close-range finish brought United level by half-time. But the draw means Arsenal still haven't won in the league at Old Trafford since 2006, although they extended their current unbeaten streak to 20 games in all competitions.
Ferdinand was up first, saying: "I don't know it's a hard question that, is there a ready-made replacement out there that they can go and get immediately?"
"At the top of these problems, during football matches, we shoot ourselves [in the foot]".
Spurs took advantage of Chelsea and Arsenal dropping points to move back up to third with a comfortable 3-1 win over Southampton, whose new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl watched on from the stands at Wembley.
Arsenal twice took the lead through Shkodran Mustafi's first-half header and Alexandre Lacazette's second-half strike. While Pogba's performances certainly warranted a demotion to the bench, Lukaku's benching was thought to be queer due to the fact that the Belgian only recently scored his first goal in 12 matches, ending his goal drought.
Mourinho had criticised his side for overcomplicated play in their 2-2 draw at Southampton last Saturday and questioned the commitment of some of his squad.
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There is, however, a first league start for Diogo Dalot and returns in defence for Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly. "Maybe we feel frustrated with the result, with some mistakes, some moments where a bit more quality was needed".
"But we have to be happy with the spirit, the effort, the dynamic, the intensity, the understanding of our difficulties, the changes we made in the team to try to be more compact".
He said: 'I am very proud for our work and how we responded in the 90 minutes.
Mourinho, before the match "clarified" in his press conference how he didn't mean to say that United required a miracle to finish in the first four, as was popularly quoted by the media in the past week.
Mourinho has been tasked with leading Manchester United to a trophy this season after they ended up second and without any silverware at all last term. "I am happy with the soul and heart, but we are not consistent and uniform".
"Three young guys up front, all of them quite light, alive, agile, creative, they [played] good".
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