Viewers of the matchup between Arsenal and Manchester United have taken to Twitter in their absolute numbers this evening, to take aim at David De Gea.
Arsenal vs Man United
The two sides are currently locked in action at the Emirates, in a crucial meeting in the race for a spot in the Premier League’s top-4.
United came into proceedings occupying the final of the Premier League’s Champions League berths.
Arsenal, though, sat just a point adrift of the Red Devils in 5th.
As such, with Tottenham and Chelsea having already dropped points this weekend, both sides no doubt headed into this evening’s crunch clash in North London aware that the outcome will play a huge role in who eventually secures Champions League football for next season.
Arsenal in front
As a result, the frenetic pace of the opening quarter of an hour at the Emirates came as little surprise.
Arsenal and United exchanged chances in a high-throttle, attack-minded start to the matchup, with the former having taken the lead with just 12 minutes on the clock.
The goal came from the boot of Granit Xhaka, as the Swiss midfielder rifled a bending low shot beyond David De Gea from 20 yards.
On initial viewing, Xhaka’s strike simply looked too hot to handle. However, upon replays being broadcast, it quickly became evident that David De Gea had simply made a hash of his attempt to keep the scores level.
The Spanish shot-stopper, generally so reliable, stepped too far to his left, being completely deceived by the swerve on the ball.
🙈 – Oh dear, David de Gea!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 10, 2019
‘That’s 2011 De Gea’
As such, viewers of this evening’s clash have since flooded to social media to take aim at De Gea, with some of the typically-ruthless highlights from across Twitter showcased below:
De Gea’s xBreeze numbers are poor
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) March 10, 2019
David de Gea has been compared to a brick wall.
Granit, though. pic.twitter.com/Galcgkw8HD
— bet365 (@bet365) March 10, 2019
— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) March 10, 2019
De Gea finally being exposed at The Carpet. Tears in my eyes
— Frankie Hobbs (@Frankie_Hobbs) March 10, 2019
De Gea “Best GK in the world” pic.twitter.com/q7VBqABLWz
— * (@lucasltc_) March 10, 2019
That’s 2011 De Gea ffs
— ManUtdMindset (@ManUtdMindset) March 10, 2019
That ball swerved but why was De Gea trying to high five the lino
— Wedgeman Simon (@miniminter) March 10, 2019
De Gea looking back at that Xhaka goal pic.twitter.com/IisP7FzM0f
— 🅱hargav (@ThatIndianGuy) March 10, 2019
I think De Gea is just a massively overrated GK who makes massive mistakes most weeks that the media ignore for some reason. https://t.co/bztir4sQN6
— Un Prophète (@mediocentr0) March 10, 2019
Where was De Gea going? Back to Madrid or????
— • (@l3ahpar) March 10, 2019
dE gEa Is ThE bEsT iN tHe LeAgUe pic.twitter.com/NzBcVpUv0K
— Mo Salah Facts (@MoSalahFacts) March 10, 2019