Reaction From The Manchester United Camp

Last updated : 20 January 2008 By Thetashkentterror
Manchester United youth team boss Paul McGuinness spoke to MUTV about his side's 2-1 exit to Carlisle United in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup at Northwich's Marston's Arena tonight, McGuinness understandably desperately disappointed with the result :

"You have to give credit to the opposition, they deserved to go through. We didn't take advantage of our possession. And to have the chances we had and not to take them wasn't good enough.

"We made basic mistakes in the build-up to Carlisle's goals. We played some good football after that, but we didn't carry that into the second half. We didn't test the goalkeeper enough.

"We had loads of possession and even played some good passing football, but we were too narrow. We didn't use the width well enough and didn't get enough crosses in.

"The defeat puts us back two steps. We've missed an opportunity to do well in this competition. The players now have to lift themselves. It's a big defeat and at this club sometimes that's a burden you have to carry."