In the end it finished 1-3 on the night, 1-4 overall and despite my rather intense feeling of disappointment and hurt there's no doubt in my mind that the best team won. Leaving aside the first two goals tonight which were unlucky, and even the referee who was a bit crap but hardly cost us the game, it was United who made all the chances.
Over the course of the two games Almunia must have made 7 or 8 extremely good saves. I know he was at fault for the second tonight but more than any Arsenal player he kept it respectable when you think about it. How many saves did van der Sar make? One from van Persie tonight is about all I can remember.
I don't want to say it was men against boys (and someone needs to staple Evra's 'men against babies' comment to the dressing room wall before the league game) but we have to look at United and say well done. They played the best football, they made the most chances, they scored the most goals, they deserve to go through. We can't feel hard done by in any shape or form.
And that is all that has to be said really.