Just three days after thrashing North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 at the Emirates, Arsenal came into the game at Old Trafford brimming with confidence.
While there were signs of promise for the much-changed hosts, the result represented a fourth straight winless Premier League match for under-performing United.
British boxer Tyson Fury, who drew his world heavyweight title bout with Deontay Wilder on Saturday, was in the crowd for a match regarded as among the biggest in English football.
Iwobi said: "I guess it's a hard one to take because we were ahead twice". We need the points to climb the table.
"We sleep thinking about getting into the top four and we wake thinking about getting into the top four", Dalot added.
The 19-year-old always felt prepared for his chance in the "best league in the world", with his time on the sidelines and training under Mourinho aiding his adaptation.
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"I need to adapt considering the team I'm now playing in, the coach and the league I am playing in".
"But I think my game can adapt and (I can) get my game together here and settle down".
Darmian's words were echoed by fellow United defender Diogo Dalot, who labelled Mourinho "one of the best coaches ever".
"José Mourinho brings all his experience and knowledge of the game to us all, not just me". Obviously there will be a lot of rotation, but everyone is there to play and show 100 per cent in each game. It was an enjoyable summer and a good season for me on a personal level last season.
The Man United players were directly at fault for Arsenal's goals but that really did not matter to Unai Emery. "When we are winning it was a good moment but they equalised very quickly then we got up after their two goals", Unai Emery said.
"I think it's always been an area that we obviously never give up".