Nacho Monreal spoke to the media after Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Manchester United. This is what he had to say:
on the first-half display…We know that we didn’t play very well in the first half, it was probably the worst 45 minutes we have played this season. The boss was angry, which is normal and we knew that we have another 45 minutes to fix it. In the second half we played much better than the first, we were lucky because we could score and draw the game. And we go home happy with the score.
on what changes were made at half time…We didn’t play well in the first half and the boss was a bit angry with our performance, but we knew we could make a difference. We played much better and drew the game, and almost won it as we had some chances. But the draw is good for us.
on facing Juan Mata…I know him for a long time, since we played in Spain. He is a really good player, he is one of the best players for Manchester United and playing really well.
on his own season…I am very happy. Last season unfortunately I didn’t play enough and when i played, I didn’t play well in truth. This season is completely different for me, I played in most of the games. I think I am playing well and I am very happy with my season.
on the FA Cup final…We are lucky because we have two FA Cup finals in a row and we want to win the final, it will be a difficult game and I hope that we do it. But before then we have to win another game to finish in the top three and after we will think about the FA Cup.
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