In a thriller at the Villa which ended in a 2-2 draw, Sir Alex Ferguson stated that given an extra five minutes, his Manchester United team would have won the match.
Seemingly having failed to observe that the referee had already added five and a half minutes of stoppage time before blowing for time.
In an exciting first half, Villa pounded the United goal, hitting the woodwork three times without reward.
Half time saw the score level at 0-0.
The second half saw Villa run riot and demoralise a low par United team with strikes from Ashley Young from the penalty spot, and Albrighton who finished from close range after some solid teamwork from Gerard Houlier's men.
But, United being United, they dug in and somehow sparked a fightback with nine minutes remaining. Federico Macheda pulled one back with a splendid strike into the top corner. Then Nemanja Vidic slotted in a diving header from a Nani cross.
It was game on and a thunderous clamax appeared to loom, but neither side could break the deadlock, and 2-2 seemed like a reasonably fair outcome, even though Villa had been the more adventurous of the two sides with their fluid attacking play and crisp passing.
Which prompted Sir Alex to remark in a post-match interview that given another five minutes, United would almost certainly have won the game.
"You've got to laugh at Fergie," United fan Jarbo The Killer told us. "Another five minutes? He must have been taking the piss. Jesus - sometimes I reckon Fergie would play a match for days on end if we were behind. But if we're winning he wants it knocking on the head bang on the ninety. There's just no pleasing that bloke."
More as we get it.