Date: 18th April 2006 at 6:54pm
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Yes, Wayne Rooney is lucky. It’s strange, but the better he gets, the more people from other clubs insist the luckier he gets.

The Spurs manager lost England central defender Ledley King with a fractured a metatarsal in his left foot, an injury which looks likely to keep him out for the rest of the season and threatens his dream of playing in the World Cup.

Then he saw his defenders shoot themselves in the foot, so to speak, gifting both goals to United.

Jol: ‘I think we punished ourselves. I can’t remember a game in which we played so well and we’re still 2-0 down. The first goal was lack of experience and then they had a break.

‘It is a big disappointment because we had five chances before that. Even the central defenders had chances. We thought this would be a big day for us.

‘We made some mistakes but the first 20 minutes was the best since I have been here. I really thought we could have got a point. But you cannot give away goals against top sides.

‘In a perfect world we would have a gap. If we had got a point today it would have been another example of character.’