Football's most disastrous debuts

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Manchester United and Arsenal new recruits David De Gea and Gervinho didn't have the best start to life at their new clubs at the weekend. Goalkeeper De Gea allowed a soft shot from Shane Long to get past him while Gervinho was shown a straight red card for slapping Joey Barton.

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Debuts are highly anticipated affairs, partly because you don't know if they'll hit the ground running or have fans running scared. Here, we take a look at a few players who needed a little time to find their feet.

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