Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville exchanged heated words after Manchester United lost to Arsenal on Sunday.
Manchester United’s scintillating away form was brought to an end by Arsenal in their last Premier League clash on Sunday. The game ended 2-0 in Arsenal’s favour which increased the chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
It was a mixture of the start, but the Red Devils hit the crossbar once through their striker Romelu Lukaku. Granit Xhaka struck the ball with enough finesse to see the net bulging in the first half.
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It appeared that Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea expected the shot to his left-hand side and was totally committed to that. With his body totally moving to another part, the Spanish International did not have any time to recover and stop the ball from finding the back of the net.
JAMIE CARRAGHER AND GARY NEVILLE EXCHANGE WORDS ON THAT INCIDENT:
The horrible decision from David De Gea added more spice to Sky Sports studio as Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville were involved in a heated exchange about the Spaniard’s poor decision making.
The disagreement sparkled with different views from both the pundits. Neville was convinced that it was a glaring error from David De Gea, whilst Carragher believed that it does not convince him the most.
SkySports: here’s a camera angle from David De Gea’s pupils
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Speaking after the game in the studio, Gary Neville said that David De Gea’s mistake shifted the momentum to Arsenal’s side and believed it was a crucial moment in the game.
“I thought David de Gea made a big mistake, and for that, Manchester United lost the game. The reality is it allowed Arsenal in the second half just to play on the counter attack.” said Neville.
Sky host Dave Jones then asked: “Jamie wasn’t so sure about that were you?”
But, Neville cut back in and said: “I don’t know why he wasn’t sure about it. It’s gone in the centre of the goal from 30 yards. It’s not even a debate.”
Carragher then said: “Why, has everyone got to have the same opinion as you?”
An irritated Neville then repeated: “If the ball goes in the centre of a goalkeeper’s net from 30 yards, it’s not even a debate.”
Carragher added: “It wasn’t in the centre of his net. If that had took a deflection when it moved and went in? The ball moved that much!”
A deflated Neville continued: “David de Gea is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He’s made a mistake, simple as that. At the end of the day, it’s got to be a goalkeeping error.”
Before Carragher replied: “But how big is the swing from one side to the other?”
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 10, 2019
🤔 – “Why has everyone got to have the same opinion as you?”
🙅♂ – “It’s not even a debate!”
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Manchester United could have drawn level from a fantastic strike from Fred which was unlucky not to find the back of the net in the closing stages of the first half.
As Gary Neville said, the opening goal was good enough for Arsenal to sit back and hit the visitors on the counter-attack in the second part of the game. Against the run of play, the Gunners moved the ball swiftly and gave it to Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang revealed a new penalty run-up against Manchester United helped him avoid a repeat of his north London derby miss.
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The French International was brought down by Fred inside the penalty box which gave a chance for the Gunners to double their lead. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang took the penalty and calmly converted it from spot-kick to hand no chance of handing over a comeback to the Red Devils. He missed a spot-kick against Tottenham Hotspur last week, but he made it sure to secure all three points with that penalty.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will be hoping to see some of their stars returning from injuries this week as they prepare to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup Quarterfinals on Saturday. The English outfit are in contention for the Champions League after overcoming a massive hurdle at Parc Des Princes last week.