Man United Distracted By Linesman - De Gea

Man United Distracted By Linesman - De Gea

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Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has admitted that the team needs to win matches following the Red Devil's lacklustre draw with Arsenal on Monday.

He also emphasized on the inability of his colleagues to win matches at their home turf, Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old Spanish goalkeeper, De Gea, spoke to SkySports after the games. He said:

"Of course [we were distracted]. If the linesman keeps the flag down ... but we also know that there's VAR as well, so if it's offside, it's offside.

"There's nothing else to say, we just need to keep focused on our game. We need to learn from that mistake.

"It was a big mistake for us. We gave away an important goal.

"I think the game was well balanced so they had good chances and we had good chances. But we're playing at Old Trafford so we need to win these games if we want to finish in the top four."

Manchester United played out a disappointing draw with their top rival, Arsenal, after drawing the first blood through academy graduate, Scott McTominay, who struck on the stroke of halftime.

Later on, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang produced a second-half equaliser to tie the game on a 1-1.

Aubameyang's equaliser came following a VAR review. The goal was argued to be offiside, but the VAR seemed to have ascertained that the Gabonese forward was not offside and his leveller stood.

While the forward was clearly onside, the linesman had raised his flag, prompting the Red Devils' defence to ease off in the seconds prior to the goal.

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