Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has said that luck was not on United's side when they lost to Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Louis van Gaal’s men were knocked out of Europe’s elite competition after losing 3-2 to the Bundesliga club, meaning United will now play in the Europa League when it resumes in February.
“I think we created a lot of chances to win this game tonight," he told MUTV, manutd.com reports. "In the box, they defended well and their goalkeeper also did well. The luck was not there today.”
Fellaini also had his header saved by Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio in what was an opportunity to put the English side ahead.
“I think my chance was a big one to score, but their goalkeeper made a great save. The last ten minutes we played with ten men, with eleven it was not easy but with ten it was more difficult.
"They scored three goals, two from set pieces, so I think we should have defended better; more tight and more aggressive.
“It is difficult for us and we are disappointed. We can look back [at the group stage]; we should have won against PSV in the first game in Holland and then we drew against PSV at home.
"But we now have to forget this disappointment, pick ourselves up very quickly and focus on the next game."
Manchester United would need have to win either the Premier League title or the F.A. Cup to avoid going three seasons without a trophy.