David de Gea: Manchester United have to win these games

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David de Gea implored his Manchester United team-mates to improve after they could only draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

United did take the lead thanks to Scott McTominay’s strike just before half-time, only for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to equalise after an hour.

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De Gea felt his side had more than enough chances to take three points and cut a frustrated figure after the game.

"This is Manchester United so we have to win these games,” he told Sky Sports. “The lads have to react and play better than they are doing.

“We are a team but we have to improve. We are looking forward to the next game and we will try to win.

"We had good chances, of course they had too, but the better ones I think we for us. It is time to look forward and try to win every game.”

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was angry after the goal, mistakenly believing Kevin Friend had blown his whistle before the ball hit the back of the net and that meant VAR could not overturn the decision.

It also appeared that a couple of United’s players stopped, but De Gea played that down and insisted his side must learn after Axel Tuanzebe’s misplaced pass gifted Arsenal the opportunity.

"Well, it was a big mistake for us. We gave away an important goal,” he added. “The game was well balanced. They had a few chances, we had chances.

"Of course if the linesman keeps the flag down and we also know there is VAR behind it's a goal for them. We need to learn from that mistake.”

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Aubameyang was not surprised to see the goal given either, saying he was ‘sure’ he as offside. He also admitted VAR took the joy out of moments like that.

"I took the ball from Bukayo [Saka]. I was sure I was not offside. I was surprised the referee whistled,” he explained.

“I always try to score even if there is a whistle from the referee. I heard the crowd saying it was offside but it was a goal so I was happy."

On whether VAR makes it hard to celebrate goals, he added: "Yeah of course. It's always a bit of a strange feeling. You cannot celebrate 100% but it's OK because I am happy at the same time."

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