Manchester United fans are fuming with David de Gea for his role in Arsenal's controversial opener.

England forward Emile Smith Rowe made it advantage Arsena l only 13 minutes into the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford - but it was not without question marks.

After colliding with United teammate Fred, long-serving Spain goalkeeper de Gea was floored in his own penalty area when Smith Rowe added the finishing touch from long-range.

It was a goal which needed intervention and a double check on the much-maligned VAR system.

However, upon consulting technology before making a decision, referee Martin Atkinson allowed it to stand.

Although some United supporters were aggrieved at the goal - or at least the process - the majority have pointed closer to home when delivering their verdict.

Bruno Fernandes has since restored parity for the hosts at Old Trafford.

@swissbalditalic said: "Can't agree with the consensus that goal was unfortunate for us, de Gea looked for the foul and cost us the goal. Simple fact is his ankle wasn't that bad to not play on. He tried it on and we lost."

@davidplittle posted: "Fred is an idiot, but what is de Gea doing rolling around on the floor? He has to take the biggest piece of the blame."

@joannemcronin added: "How was that goal allowed? De Gea was the floor."

@ShashiManUnited said: "I think de Gea was too smart for his own good. He thought staying down would halt the game and he'd have a restart."

@HeathJD_ posted: "If the referee didn't see the incident and/or de Gea was down then why did he go to blow before Smith-Rowe scored?"

@JoeBusbyBabes added: "How are people blaming Fred? De Gea needs to get up and be brave until it's safe."

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