Cesc Fabregas still hasn’t come to terms with Arsenal’s invincibles unbeaten run being ended by Manchester United.
The 2003/04 Arsenal side is affectionately known as the invincibles. Cesc Fabregas and company went the entire season without losing in the league.
That run extended partway into the following season. However it was none other than their nemesis in the Premier League at the time Manchester United that brought the 49 game unbeaten run to an end.
Speaking to United legend Rio Ferdinand, on his YouTube channel, Fabregas admits losing to a great team like United was perhaps understandable.
But he felt the manner of the defeat makes it impossible to accept.
The Spaniard said:
“We were so disappointed. We were angry, we were upset. It had to come to an end, the 49 games.”
“It can happen at Old Trafford against a great Man United side.”
“But I think it’s the way it happened.”
“First of all, Gary Neville, what he did to Antonio Reyes… mamma mia!”
“But every single time he had the ball.”
“Wayne Rooney dived for the penalty against Sol Campbell.”
“The emotion was that we had lost against a great team, which can happen, but we didn’t feel we should’ve lost.”
“We didn’t feel it was the right time to lose our invincible run. Everyone was really, really upset.”
No Premier League team has ever matched the run put together by that Arsenal side, and it still ranks as one of the best-undefeated runs in football.