6 May 2009

Wenger rues poor start

6:53 pm on 6 May 2009

The Arsenal football manager Arsene Wenger was left to lament what could have been after the Gunners were trounced by Manchester United 3-1 on home turf in their Champions League semi-final second leg.

United's passage through to the final was all but secure after they scored twice in the opening eleven minutes, before eventually wrapping up the tie 4-1 on aggregate.

Wenger admits after Ronaldo scored United's second, the match was effectively won.

Chelsea host Barcelona in the other semi-final second leg tomorrow morning.