David De Gea is fuming and believes that Arsenal has an ‘unfair advantage’ over his side.
Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday, in a pivotal game for the ongoing title race. If the Gunners win then they can maintain their incredible lead at the top while also hurting their rivals. And if the Red Devils can claim all three points then it could launch them into a title charge.
Manchester United had a chance to leapfrog Man City into second on Wednesday but failed to hold on to their one-goal advantage. Crystal Palace scored in the 90th minute, thanks to a stunning freekick from Michael Olise, splitting the points between the two sides.
WOW! Michael Olise has just ROBBED Man Utd of all three points with an unreal free-kick! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/lGysJsPi1L
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After the game, David De Gea cut a frustrated figure and had a go at Arsenal for their ‘unfair advantage’.
“One of our best players cannot play one of the best teams. I don’t understand why we had to play today and they didn’t, that could make the difference on Sunday. He is a big loss for us.” the goalkeeper said.
Manchester United will also be without their best player, Casemiro, the Brazilian was booked late in the second half and will now serve a suspension.
Having to play an extra game than Arsenal is a big disadvantage but that is just the result of a congested fixture list. United also have to play an extra Europa League game because they finished second, this is one of the reasons for the shoehorned fixture.