03 Dec 2021 09:53:33
What did everyone think of that first goal last night?

It made me angry at Arsenal and pumped up from that minute on but I have to blame De Gea for going down and staying down. I don't blame them for not giving a goal back or anything but I think it's laughable to see how much they celebrated such a goal.

Fred and Dalot stood out for me last night, both have taken a lot of abuse on here so credit where it is due they were both very good.

Rashford looks like he's got some sort of Neymar complex. All the talent in the world but puts more effort into throwing his arms up in air than he does pressing.

We have a great run of fixtures from now until we play City in March. It's a third of the season of continuous "winnable" games. Let's hope this is the start of a very good run!

1.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 10:15:52
de gea should be embarrassed. that little foot stamp for him to go down like that just shows his mentality.

it was pathetic and i would have been going in on him at half time.

lucky we have a 36 year old that's getting us the points

fred if he could pass would be class. but he is shocking he can win the ball but other than that he is terrible. dalot was ok but he deserves to start the next game as AWB has been shocking

hopeing the new manplays players on merit.

2.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 10:24:37
No complaints from me, i thought the goal should stand and the only one i was angry with was De Gea who was weak in lying down and turning his back to the ball.

3.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 10:49:00
A perfectly good goal, no onus on the Arsenal players to do anything except score it. I was livid with DeGea for turning his back on play like that. Shame it was't live on Sky as we missed out on a Keane melt down

He gets some credit back for the saves he made afterwards, or as Keane would say "for doing his job"

4.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 11:25:35
Whether it was painful or not De Gea is completely responsible for that goal. He has got to get up and power through until that ball is cleared.

No problems with that goal whatsoever.

5.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 13:08:22
Perfectly good goal for me, always play to the whistle and never turn your back on the play, the most basic things a footballer should always do.

I remember being at OT when Heinze turned his back on play, they took a quick free kick and flew past him as he was totally unaware, ended up a corner and yes Keane went bizzerk at him.

Good performance I thought and we were well worthy of the win, let's see what Sunday brings.

6.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 13:17:02
Perfectly good goal, no complaints at all. Up until that point in the game we could have no complaints being behind anyway as we were atrocious before the goal.

Other contentious goals have been scored by us and against us but the old adage of play to the whistle is generally the best way to go. I was at Old Trafford for the goal Nani scored against Spurs where everyone seemed to think a free kick was given but it wasn't. Most of the players just assumed play had stopped Nani didn't and stuck it away.

7.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 13:31:57
Perfectly good goal. Ddg got what he deserved. There was nothing wrong with him
No player should stop playing ever unless the ref blows his whistle

If I was a manager I'd go into opponents and refs dressing room before the game to tell then we won't stop play unless refs stop it and we don't expect you to stop for us either.
It's a load of crap stopping games for no reason.

8.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 14:21:49
Nail, hit on head!

9.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 14:33:47
Studs down the ankle is always a sore one, but as a player you keep playing until the ball goes dead. Especially as a keeper when defending a corner.

Entirely DDG's fault, it obviously wasn't a foul and seeing as it wasn't a head injury the Ref had no responsibility to stop the game (although they often do when a keeper is injured) .

10.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 14:54:47
Pathetic and Embarrassing from De Gea, he was up 2 minutes later prancing about like a show pony.

11.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 17:31:14
A few months ago Arsenal would have stopped play or allowed Utd to score from the kick-off. I was half expecting Arteta to do a Bielsa and instruct them to allow it to happen. But this is a 'cuter' Arsenal, bit harder than at the start of the season, and I suspect Smith-Rowe knew well that DDG was down as the short was pretty tame. Nothing wrong with the goal and the lack of a whistle would have made any team play on.

12.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 18:30:16
Spenno even if he knew the keeper was down he should still be shooting.
Imo the ref should have no right to stop them game unless there is a head injury or obvious serious injury.

13.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 19:20:01
It's a classic case of play to the whistle. No foul so why should the game be stopped. If we had scored that goal we would have had no complaints.

14.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 20:56:42
This is what we have VAR for. Ref doesn’t need to blow whistle if unsure, players play on until ball is out of play, in the goal or ref does blow. Perfectly good goal unfortunately.

15.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 16:11:43
I have to disagree, ok DeGea is on the ground but come on your all being a bit presumptuous here, firstly how many of you know exactly how much that was hurting, studs down the Achilles is little more then sore I can tell you, if he had stayed on his feet and let goal in because he could not move the same people would be saying he should have gone down! It’s one of those things, more stupid was Fred doing it but then he does not have any idea where the ball is going when he plays it, so probably got no idea where his feet are either.

One of those things no one at fault 100% and bit silly trying to blame anyone person.

16.) 03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021 22:18:51
Jens I’ve saw rugby players relocate a shoulder joint and get up and make a tackle. Rory best broke his arm and played on for 5 mins against the all blacks. It may have hurt de gea but he’s got to grit his teeth and deal with it then get treatment if required when the ball is out.

Footballers are soft and there is too much play acting in the game. I wish we could get rid of it.

17.) 04 Dec 2021
04 Dec 2021 09:20:42
We can't know for sure how much pain DdG was in so benefit of doubt there from me. What passed me off though it was a good goal was the celebration by both arsenal players and the coach. Zero dignity and respect.

18.) 04 Dec 2021
04 Dec 2021 13:35:31
Mbd why should they not celebrate a good goal?
You celebrate utd goals they get from pens that aren't pens for example.

19.) 05 Dec 2021
05 Dec 2021 13:14:18
Because it was scored with a man down facing away from the ball
You have no idea of the extent of his injury
What if it was something severe, how would they know?