Manchester United Fans Have Never Been More Grateful For David De Gea

Paul Merson says Arsenal will beat Manchester United this weekend

Paul Merson says Arsenal will beat Manchester United this weekend

De Gea made 14 saves - several of them exceptional - as Arsenal threw everything at United after conceding twice in the opening 11 minutes in a sizzling clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Two goals from Jesse Lingard and one from Antonio Valencia earned United the victory - Mourinho's first away against a top-six club since he arrived at Old Trafford.

"I told him after the match - what I saw today was the best goalkeeper in the world", the Portuguese told BT Sport.

"You need the keeper to be there for you when the team needs", added Mourinho.

Most remarkable of all was a double De Gea save to deny Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez with the score at 2-1 early in the second half.

"Despite being 2-0 down we should have come back - we had enough chances", said Wenger, whose side are now fifth. The United resistance prompted the Frenchman to state De Gea was "man of the match by a clear mile".

There was no hiding Mourinho's joy, however, at an impressive all-round United display. "It's excessive force. Without doubt it's a red card and I think the referee did great". It was two very good teams going through different moments of the game. Arsenal also played fantastic, created difficulties for us.

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.

As for Pogba's dismissal, which will rule him out of the Manchester derby, Mourinho said Arsenal had been fortunate not to go a man down as well following a challenge by Laurent Koscielny on Romelu Lukaku.

"I'm angry and disappointed because at the end, we have nothing to show for it and even at 2-1, we made another mistake at the back that made the game even more hard".