De gea howler gifted Arsenal the lead
Spaniard David de gea would not have been keen to get to the dressing room at half time, as his howler gifted the lead to visitors Arsenal during the Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
In a rather bizarre turn of events, what seemed to be a routine stop for the keeper transpired to be anything but.
An Arsenal corner swung in from the left hand side of the pitch, was met on the penalty spot by the head of defender Skhodran Mustafi, who miscontrolled his effort, slamming it into the turf.
Yet dismay soon turned into delight for the Arsenal players, as United stopper De gea struggled to deal with the effort on goal.
Instead of catching or punching the ball clear, de Gea managed to parry the ball so that it looped over his own head, and towards the net.
Covering defending Ander Herrera seemed to clear the ball off the line in the nick of time, but the referee immediately blew his whistle to signal that the ball had crossed the line. The final call was confirmed by goal-line technology.
It was just another act in the comedy of errors that surrounds this Manchester United side as of late.
De Gea would therefore be left hoping that his error did not prove costly for the result of the match.