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Carrick bemoans United defeat

10 April 2014 09:11

Michael Carrick was left gutted by Manchester United's defensive lapses that cost them a spot in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

United crashed out of Europe on Wednesday after losing 3-1 to defending champions Bayern Munich in the return leg of their quarter-final, which completed a 4-2 aggregate defeat.

David Moyes' men went ahead on aggregate just shy of the hour mark courtesy of Patrice Evra's stunning left-footed effort.

But United's joy was short lived as Bayern hit back through Mario Mandzukic within 22 seconds. The Bundesliga champions duly added a further two goals to settle the tie.

"It's bitterly disappointing, we put ourselves in a great position after scoring the first goal," said Carrick.

"It was a big blow to concede again after 22 seconds.

"Wayne (Rooney) had a great chance to score again later on and it didn't go for us.

"The high of scoring and conceding is a blow but it is something we had to deal with and we were still well in the game, the second goal was a bit of a killer."

United are seventh in the Premier League, seven points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal, and look set to miss out on a spot in Europe's most prestigious club competition for the first time since 1995-96.

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
9 April 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1
On aggregate
4 - 2
Venue
Allianz-Arena (München)
Attendance
67300

Goals

0 - 1
57' P. Evra
 (assist by A. Valencia)
M. Mandžukić 59'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
1 - 1
T. Müller 68'
(assist by A. Robben) 
2 - 1
A. Robben 76'  
3 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
21
17
27
4
10 76'
7
39
19
9 59'
25 68'
Coach: Guardiola
# Player Bookings
1
15 28'
3 57' 70'
12
4
16
25
24
26
10
19
Coach: D. Moyes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
13 73'
14
5
23
34
32
20
# Player Bookings
14
44
5
11
13
18
28

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