Manchester United were so taken aback by Alexandre Lacazette’s inclusion in Arsenal’s lineup on Saturday that David De Gea needed some last minute advice on how to deal with the striker.
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It was thought a groin strain picked up in the Gunners’ 5-0 win at home to Huddersfield would rule him out of the game on Saturday evening, but to everyone’s surprise, he was included.
If David de Gea was a cat... pic.twitter.com/WuiINCwu6X— Paul Gardiner (@PaulGardinerLP) December 3, 2017
I never thought it was possible that I would see a #mufc goalkeeper as good as Peter Schmeichel in my lifetime. I was wrong: David de Gea— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) December 2, 2017
So, as everybody lined up in the tunnel ready for action, De Gea was taking pointers, presumably on how to deal with Lacazette, who is Arsenal’s main penalty taker. In his absence, Alexis Sanchez would have been stepping up, and De Gea will have planned for that.
But it was the United stopper who was the hero anyway, making a string of world class saves to deny the hosts, who went on to lose 3-1 thanks to Antonio Valencia’s early strike and a Jesse Lingard brace.
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