Wenger blames defeat on defensive errors

Last updated : 09 April 2006 By Chris Parry
He said after the game:

"Thierry had not recovered from Wednesday. He has played more games than the other players and he has just played on his own up front against Juventus twice, but we did not concede the first goal because he was on the bench. Manchester United won the game because overall they were sharper than us."

"We had chances that we didn't take - and that can be costly. Physically I thought Man Utd were sharper than we were. We looked a bit jaded in the final half-hour, and that's why I think Man Utd maybe deserved to
win the game.

"At 1-0 down we missed two great chances - one for Van Persie and one for Adebayor. Then their second goal on the break killed the game."