De Gea 'best in world' as United beat Arsenal 3-1


Amazing, phenomenal, fantastic. They deserved three points.

Speaking about the 24-year-old, he said: "He played well".

"He is very frustrated because everybody knows that Paul is a clean player and it was not his intention, not at all, to be close to a red card".

United midfielder Ander Herrera said: "We don't think about City".

"Everyone will have believed they should have won those matches, but they've made it hard for themselves and haven't been at their best", Neville added.

"If it was hard, no; if it was mud, no - the pitch is absolutely lovely but I think they were a bit too much".

Mourinho, who has claimed in the past he is treated differently to other managers, was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson for stepping onto the field during stoppage time of the 1-0 win at Southampton in September.

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While Mourinho was coy about the derby, he was effusive in his praise of his players after they won at the Emirates for the first time since 2014, ending their long run of futility in away league games against top-six opponents.

Despite the strength of United's counter-attacking and defensive display, the brunt of the attention was fixated on Arsenal's failure to capitalise on their consistent domination and understandably, the fans collectively voiced their frustrations with their team's result, despite the strong performance they put in over the ninety minutes.

Wenger said: "I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger".

Even so, Wenger acknowledged Arsenal had only themselves to blame for a loss that effectively ended their title bid.

Although Antonio Valencia's early strike and Jesse Lingard's brace ultimately secured a first win for United at the Emirates Stadium since 2014, De Gea's significant contribution can not be overlooked as the no.1 was in outstanding form between the sticks - beaten only by Alexandre Lacazette's strike early in the second half.

With just one Premier League start under his belt after 14 games, Lingard had a point to prove against the Gunners.

'We need to make sure that when we create chances in a big game we score and don't make mistakes. And I believe that at the back we did not start well, at all.