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Twitter Reacts As David De Gea & Manchester United Frustrate Arsenal In Thriller

Philippe Coutinho starred in Liverpool's Premier League victory at Brighton

There was controversy to be found, of course, with Arsenal having a pretty reasonable penalty shout denied in the game's later stages but perhaps the biggest scandal on the night was the sending off of United's Paul Pogba, who - as a result of his misdemeanour - will miss out on his side's crucial derby matchup with Manchester City next time around.

De Gea played down his role, saying it was simply a "good game for me" before focusing on the "confidence" United can take into next week's Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

"We probably defended better after Paul was sent off", he said.

'We had a spell where we had four shots and everything went in, this time it was the opposite'.

"We are second in the table".

"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.

'We played against Huddersfield and we were on the other side of it (winning 5-0 last Wednesday). "I'm happy but there is no message". Arsenal played in some period unbelievable attacking football - creating difficulties for us.

"There were fantastic individuals performances and collectively we were very strong".

The Spaniard was the overwhelming victor of the club's Man of the Match award by fans on Twitter after making 14 saves - the joint highest total in a Premier League game since Opta recorded that data in 2003/04 - to keep the Gunners at bay. "David was wonderful. When they had the two or three clear chances David was there so we are very happy".

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

The England midfielder struck United's second after 11 minutes and a second-half third as Arsenal were pushing for an equaliser.

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

"You have to dictate from the start and show strength in duels from the back", Wenger said.

The French ace, 24, won both the League Cup and Europa League during his first season back in the English game, but believes that analysis was distorted because of his price tag. We were not decisive enough.