Jose Mourinho calls David De Gea 'best goalkeeper in world' after heroics

Jose Mourinho calls David De Gea 'best goalkeeper in world' after heroics

Alexandre Lacazette replied early in the second half but Lingard struck again on the break just past the hour as Arsenal suffered their first home defeat in the league since January.

Antonio Valencia pounced on a Laurent Koscielny mistake to put United ahead after only four minutes, before Jesse Lingard finished a fine move involving Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial after forcing Shkodran Mustafi to concede possession.

Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette, appealed in vain for penalties and, with his tongue firmly in his cheek, Mourinho said: "I know the pitch is unbelievable and maybe breeds a desire to go to the floor". "He played well", Mourinho said in his post-match press conference.

Twitter reacts as Manchester United manage to steal away three points from the more dominant Arsenal, who will be kicking themselves after not being able to capitalise on some serious pressure from start to finish. When you play at home, that can not happen. I think in the end, it was an expression. "But we had nothing to show for it at the end and that is hard to take". I leave for you that one.

"I think the quality of our performance was good". But we have the experience to get better out of a game like that, you know. "I am proud of their commitment and attitude, I feel sorry for the players that gave so much".

Until Pogba's dismissal, everything had looked ideal for United, for whom David De Gea was outstanding and was beaten only by Alexandre Lacazette just after the interval.

Valencia looked to have been denied by his extra touch off a Paul Pogba through ball, but spun the ball through Petr Cech's legs to make it 1-0.

And the 25-year-old marshalled the Manchester United midfielder expertly during their thrilling victory over title rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

"You need the keeper to be there for you when the team needs", the Portuguese coach told BBC Sport.

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

That said, Wenger was amazed they did not make more of the chances they created, especially once Paul Pogba was given a straight red card with 15 minutes remaining.

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