Now let me make this clear - I support Manchester United; but even I can say that Utd's 2-1 victory over Arsenal on Saturday was daylight robbery! Not unusual in Manchester may I add!
Did the best team on the day win? No, absolutely not. But Arsenal have no-one to blame but themselves, and in particular their culpable goalkeeper and centre back. The first for a needless foul that gave away a penalty and the second for the most calamitous own goal you'll see this season...Did Utd deserve to win...? No not in a million years, but win they did.
But really, do Arsenal ever lose without an excuse or a reason why the world is against them? Their manager "Arsene Whinger" (Wenger), perhaps the most accurate nickname ever, has really come up with a doozy this time - his latest claim is that Utd are 'anti-football'. Shock horror! Is this the same Utd whose sparkling brand of football has entertained and brought countless trophies to Old Trafford in the last 15 years?
The Gunners' boss launched a thinly veiled attack on United midfielder Darren Fletcher, who he claims is in the team purely to make tackles. Excuse me, but isn't that the most important part of a defensive central midfielder's role?! Admittedly Paul Scholes could never be accused of that, but his is a different job! Thankfully! Patrick Viera, Roy Keane, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville - tackling is/was at the heart of their game - what is he talking about!!!!!!!!!!!? It's well known that his 'girls' 'don't like it up 'em', to coin a wonderful English phrase, but really anti-football...? Perhaps, if Arsenal had a tackling midfielder then they may have won a trophy in the last 5 years...And I don't really like Darren Fletcher anyway - they can have him! He's not Utd class in my book.
Don't get me wrong, I think Arsenal have been playing some fantastic football this year; and with Arshavin, Fabregas and Rosicky, they have perhaps the most talented (if slightly lightweight)midfield in the country. But seriously, can Wenger once not just lose gracefully; after 12/13 years in the Premier league he really is starting to piss me off!