David De Gea commits a howler on the goal as he failed to judge the long strike from Granit Xhaka against Arsenal.
Manchester United and Arsenal are currently playing each other in a significant game for the top-4 race.
Solskjaer’s men are in superb form but faced an early setback in the game.
Granit Xhaka gave the host side a lead in the game as David De Gea, who is usually supremely attentive on the goal, committed a howler.
Here’s how the goal happened:
David De Gea’s commits howler:
David De Gea was beaten by a long shot from Granit Xhaka which gave Arsenal the lead against Manchester United.
Earlier in the game, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also took an aim towards the goal but missed by a considerable distance. Xhaka, however, not only hit the target but also led David De Gea to misjudge his shot.
Arsenal dominated the possession and had more shots on the goal than Manchester United, which was unlike the performances put by Solskjaer’s side in the past.
By the time this article was written, Arsenal led 1-0 in the game.
Furthers proves my point that Ter Stegen is better than De Gea. Ter Stegen saves this every time pic.twitter.com/9wFllmOAmf
— Fizzless (@agizzlefizzle12) March 10, 2019
NBC Sports: Introducing the new De Gea Eyeball Cam. This has been in development for at least … four days. Hope you enjoy it. pic.twitter.com/XSfeXWinbE
— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) March 10, 2019
How Twitter reacted..
Yeah we’ll take another 17 of those from De Gea and that should make up for his past performances against us
— Chris Dixon (@chrismd10) March 10, 2019
I think De Gea was deceived more by the way Xhaka shaped to strike it, towards the left post, rather than the swerve per se
— Arsenal Column (@ArsenalColumn) March 10, 2019
— ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) March 10, 2019
Love the camera angle going through De Gea’s actual brain matter
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) March 10, 2019
That’s … that’s a weird one. Almost as if De Gea has already taken his chance on the ball going to his left.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) March 10, 2019
David De Gea has conceded 6⃣ goals from outside the box in @premierleague this season – only conceded more than that once in his 8 seasons at @ManUtd (conceded 9 from outside box in 2013-14)#ARSMUN pic.twitter.com/I8OBWOJ0Rp
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) March 10, 2019
Blame the wind, De Gea. That’s what everyone else does.
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) March 10, 2019
Another high profile De Gea mistake? Love to see it.
— Un Prophète (@mediocentr0) March 10, 2019
De Gea isn’t looking at his best today.
— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) March 10, 2019
I don’t think I’ve ever said this but David de Gea has been really poor so far today, he has been quite sloppy on goal kicks and that goal was a mistake from him. Still so much time left, time to wake up.
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) March 10, 2019
Arsenal will go into the top-4 with a win over Manchester United.