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Scholes and Wright agree on Smith Rowe goal

Ian Wright and Paul Scholes both believe David De Gea was too soft in the build-up to Arsenal’s opening goal in their clash with Manchester United on Thursday evening.

De Gea went down with an injury after clashing with his United team-mate Fred and Smith Rowe took advantage of the empty net to give the Gunners the 1-0 lead at Old Trafford.

Scholes said: “Letter of the law and for David’s reaction. It probably summed Fred’s night up, that, a foul on his own goalkeeper.

“David should never go down like that, whether he’s injured or not, he should always protect his goal, whether there’s a whistle or not, he should never go down well and face the wrong way.”

Wright added: “He caught him on his heel. I’m sorry, I don’t think that’s enough to go down. If he gets elbowed in the face, then you could see it, but for him to be stood on his heel.”

Ian Wright and Paul Scholes have both slated David De Gea for Emile Smith Rowe’s goal (Image: Premier League Productions)

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