Grant Xhaka goal: David de Gea panned for ‘HUGE ERROR’ in Man Utd’s clash with Arsenal

Granit Xhaka opened the scoring for in the 12th minute with a strike from outside of the 18-yard-box.

The Switzerland international’s shot bamboozled who misread the flight of the ball and was found wanting.

The error was out of character for the Spaniard, who is considered by many to be the best goalkeeper in the world.

Mills wasn’t impressed by the former Atletico man’s reading of the shot, which he reckons was poor for a keeper of his standards.

“David de Gea just went completely the wrong way,” the former Leeds and England defender said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“It didn’t move that much and it has to down as a huge goalkeeping error.

“There is a little bit of swerve on the ball but it’s no Roberto Carlos is it?!”

Mills believes the Gunners should continue to test de Gea’s resolve with more shots from outside of the area.

He said: “If you’re an Arsenal player now, if you get the ball anywhere near goal you take a shot.

“It doesn’t matter how good David de Gea is, test his nerve.”

Mills later added:  “It’s an incredibly poor error from David de Gea. It wasn’t a particularly well hit shot and it’s just wrong-footed him.

“Arsenal have looked good. They’ve dominated and have created a lot. Manchester United look sluggish in the final third.

“They’ve maybe got a bit of a hangover from last Wednesday and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got a bit team talk on his hands.

Xhaka’s strike was the sixth goal de Gea has conceded from outside of the box in the Premier League this season.

Last campaign, he only conceded three goals from outside of the area.

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