that’s not to take away from Arsenal putting a lot into the game. They worked their socks off and credit to them.
“Arsenal had fantastic pace, they were really aggressive and put in a lot of tackles. I think the referee just couldn’t keep up at that point. Then when we had a foul he booked us right away.
"We had five players booked. We have one of the best disciplinary records in the country, probably the best record. For Manchester United to have five players booked, I don’t think that’s right.
“But in the last 20 minutes the game was end-to-end stuff. The best chances definitely fell to us and we should have done better with them. Arsenal are fighting for a place in the Champions League and we expected a real challenge to us. We got one.”
Sir Alex was speaking to Sky Sports.
- Sir Alex Ferguson