Man Utd coach McGuinness upbeat despite FA Youth Cup elimination

Manchester United are out of the FA Youth Cup after losing 3-2 at home to Chelsea last night.

Ravel Morrison, 15, gave United the lead before Chelsea's strikers Gael Kakuta, Frank Nouble and Fabio Borini had the visitors 3-1 ahead. Danny Welbeck struck a consolation goal for United late on.

“It’s a massive disappointment, particularly as we could have had the game won in the first half,” United coach Paul McGuinness told MUTV. “We should have been three up in the first half and even at the end of the game we had chances to score. We could have scored five or six goals.”

But McGuinness isn’t too downbeat. There were promising signs in the performance and the Reds will now kick on in the Premier Academy League.

“There was some terrific play at times and some great bits of individual skill,” he said. “There are some good things to take out of the game. We’re in good form and I don’t think we played poorly. We could have won by a big margin if we’d taken our chances.

"We have to pick ourselves up. We’ve got another big match coming up against Manchester City and then we play Liverpool. So we’ve got a chance to finish this half of the season well. We have to bounce back for those games.”

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