Player reaction to Bayern defeat
Manchester United’s goalscorers Nani and Darron Gibson reacted to the side being knocked out of the Champions League on away goals with renewed determination to win at home. The pair’s first half strikes sent United into three goal lead before Bayern Munich’s comeback ended the Reds participation in this year’s competition.
“We’re feeling bad because we did so well in the first half – we scored three goals and I think it was one of our best performances – so we are disappointed,” the winger told MUTV.
“They were a bit lucky, because having one player sent off was the problem for us, it made the team a bit down. That was the difference.
With five games remaining in which to overhaul Chelsea’s two-point lead at the head of the Premier League, Nani concedes he and his colleagues are now focused solely on domestic matters.
“Of course, we have to give everything we have now to try to win the league and that’s where we go now.”
“It’s the only thing we can do,” said the goalscoring Irishman.
“We either lie down and let the whole season go or we stand back up and fight for the championship.
“We’ve got the experience in the dressing room to do it – a lot of the players have been in this position before.
“We played so well and not to go through is very disappointing. But we’ve just got to pick ourselves up for the weekend because we’re still in the race for the title.”