Rio Ferdinand’s brutal assessment of Man Utd mistakes after Europa League defeat

Rio Ferdinand slammed Manchester United's performance in both boxes as they lost in the Europa League semi-final to Sevilla.

Bruno Fernandes' early strike was cancelled out by goals from Suso and Luuk de Jong.

But United were made to pay after they fluffed several big chances early in the second-half as Bono performed impressively in the Sevilla goal.

De Jong's winner then came after a lapse in concentration at the back for United and Ferdinand said they only had themselves to blame on social media.

He tweeted: "You don’t take ya chances you get punished. You don’t defend well you get punished. No need for insight tonight!"

Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford all missed chances to put the English side ahead when the game was in the balance.

Defeat was United's third semi-final defeat this season after they fell short in both domestic cup competitions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had only lost the once since the restart, but were dealt a harsh lesson by a side who are accustomed to success in European competition.

Sevilla defended a 100 per cent success rate in Europa League quarter finals and United captain Harry Maguire confessed that they paid the price for their lack of cutting edge.

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"The best team lost. They punished us for missing chances. We conceded from two crosses which is not good enough," he said.

"We worked our socks off and deserved to win and get through. We fell short in a semi-final for the third time this year.

"Perhaps that bit of inexperience cost us – we shouldn't have conceded that second goal."

Solskjaer echoed that sentiment as he said: "It's very disappointing, hard to take. We played fantastic stuff at times and created chances but couldn't get the goal we deserved."

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