AC Milan boss explains why his team lost to Manchester United

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Manchester United beat Italian club AC Milan 2-1 on aggregate to progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

According to AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli, his team lost to Manchester United due to mistakes by his players.

Pioli believes his AC Milan team deserved to progress to the quarter-finals.

Speaking after Thursday’s result, Pioli stated: “It’s an elimination that really disappoints us, because over the two legs we played like a great team and should’ve scored in the first half.

“It’s a pity, we did so much to get here and the team deserved to continue, but we had to give it a little bit more. I don’t think we deserved to go out.

“We are talking about a Manchester United side that reached the Europa League semi-final last season, that was in the Champions league group phase this term and two weeks ago beat Manchester City 2-0.

“Over the two legs, we did so much right, but the two goals we conceded were more down to our own errors than their credit, that’s what is disappointing.

“It becomes difficult for me to reproach my lads after two performances with heart, spirit, determination, courage and quality.

“Now we have to get right back on track in Serie A.”