De Gea equals record for most saves in a Premier League game

Annette Crawford
December 7, 2017

At that time it seemed like game over and Jose Mourinho responded with a typical substitution, taking off Martial for Ander Herrera but Pobga would go from hero to zero when he got sent off for leading with his studs while tackling Hector Bellerin. However, Mourinho thinks his team were hard done by, citing a challenge by Laurent Koscielny on Romelu Lukaku which only drew a yellow card.

David de Gea has equalled the record for most saves in a Premier League game, by posting the joint highest tally in the last 14 years.

"I'll leave that one for you [the media]. But I saved that ball and after that, I think he did a really good job", added De Gea.

There was no hiding Mourinho's joy, however, at an impressive all-round United display.

"I loved the way my team played and fought", he said. "Arsenal played in some periods unbelievable attacking football - creating difficulties for us".

"I haven't lost many in my life with such dominance, but in big games you have to be efficient".

Of course, given that Henry and Pogba are fellow countrymen and fellow Juventus alumni, it's no surprise that they are close, although it was perhaps a bit ill advised for the Gunners' hero to be clutching Pogba's shirt in public so soon after United had just taken all three points at the Emirates Stadium.

Quizzed on Pogba's sending off, he said: "I have no thoughts".

"The concentration at the back wasn't sharp enough at the start", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.

"I feel guilty as well because we didn't start dominant at the back and gave ourselves a mountain to climb after 10 minutes by making stupid mistakes".

"We played well but there is nothing more frustrating when you have that quality of performance and nothing to show for it at the end".

"Everybody wants to give Manchester City the title straight away, I can not influence that, we have to take care of our game".

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