Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed what the players discussed after our FA Cup defeat against Chelsea.
The Blues cruised to a 3-1 victory, thanks to Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount and a Harry Maguire own goal before a late Bruno Fernandes consolation from the penalty spot.
It leaves the team with only a top four finish and the Europa League to play for this season, and we face West Ham in a crucial league game on Wednesday.
Matic spoke to MUTV after the defeat and revealed United’s players spoke about the need to quickly move on and focus on the crucial Premier League game.
“We are disappointed of course because we lost,” said the Serbian midfielder. “We wanted that final but Chelsea scored three goals, they used their chances and deserve to be in the final.
“Our focus is on Wednesday against West Ham, so we have to win that game to be in the Champions League. From this moment we will focus on that and we spoke a bit in the changing room about that.
“In three days we have another challenge and we have to recover as soon as possible.”
Matic admitted that United must improve from their poor display against Chelsea and hopes for a reaction in the next game.
He added: “Every three days we play, so we have to analyse this game for sure. But all our focus needs to be on West Ham on Wednesday.
“Our target is to be top four and we’ll do our best. We always want to win but this is football. Sometimes you don’t play well and this can happen, but in the future we cannot allow to concede three goals and I’m sure we’ll learn from this.”