Cape Town - Manchester United have no one to blame but themselves for their shock
Champions League last 16 exit after going down 2-1 to Sevilla at Old
Trafford, midfielder Nemanja Matic has said.
Two late goals from French striker Wissam Ben Yedder helped the Spanish
side prevail on Tuesday following a goalless draw between the teams in
Spain last month.
United's performance against Sevilla was in stark contrast to their
battling 2-1 Premier League win over arch-rivals Liverpool last weekend
and Matic said Vincenzo Montella's side deserved to advance.
"There is no excuse," the Serb told United's website.
"We had a big game ... against Liverpool and we came with high
confidence to play this game, but Sevilla were better than us, so they
United are 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City and the FA
Cup represents their best chance of silverware this season. They face
Brighton and Hove Albion in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
"We have to forget this, but see where we made mistakes and see where we
can do better. Now we have to look to the next game, which is important
for us, in the FA Cup," Matic added.
"We have to refocus on Brighton, because they are a good team and we
have to win. We know that our supporters are sad because of this result,
so we need to go back to winning ways."