Ferguson claims Man Utd deserved penalty in Arsenal defeat

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson saw his side slip to a 1-0 defeat at Arsenal and felt Michael Owen had been fouled by Gael Clichy inside the penalty area.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson saw his side slip to a 1-0 defeat at Arsenal and felt Michael Owen had been fouled by Gael Clichy inside the penalty area.

Although Ferguson did concede Arsenal had a good case for their own penalty when captain Nemanja Vidic handled the ball in the area.

"It's too big a game not to get the decisions right," Ferguson told Sky Sports News.

"It balances out in that respect but I think it was difficult to see that one (Vidic's handball) but the one at the end, Clichy knew, he put his hands up in horror."

Ferguson added: "Obviously, it gives Chelsea a major chance now and that's what happens when you get these decisions.

"They got one at Old Trafford last season so that's the worry now.

"But in terms of ability - a game at Old Trafford, the supporters will be ready for it - and so will our players."

The Scot conceded his team had disappointed until Arsenal scored through Ramsey in the 56th minute.

"After that we dominated and I think we deserved something," he said.

"I think we didn't use the ball properly but once we lost the goal we were in their half most of the time."

 
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