London, Jan. 4 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is jealous of Alex Ferguson for Manchester United's FA Cup exit, as it would give the Old Trafford a huge chance to win the Champions League.
"I'd have preferred United to have won. Losing to Leeds has not done them so much of a favour in the Premier League when you look at the fixtures. But in the Champions League, yes. The fifth round of the cup is just three days before United go to AC Milan," The Sun quoted Wenger, as saying.
Wenger is hunting his first trophy in five years with a fight on all three fronts in the FA Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League.
"Just before the fifth round, we would play in the previous midweek and four days after it we play Porto," he said.
The world's oldest knockout competition is the last on Wenger's list of priorities.
And when asked if he would still try to put out his strongest side should they get past Stoke, he replied: "It depends on how many players I get back from injury and whether I do something in the transfer window.
"I have Andrey Arshavin, Theo Walcott, Denilson and Cesc Fabregas out and that is without even mentioning the players at the back who cannot play," he added. (ANI)