David Moyes admits that his Manchester United side were ‘terrible’ in their Capital One Cup exit to Sunderland last night, according to the Mirror.
“If we were going to get through, we were going to stumble over the line, not because we played well enough,” Moyes sighed.
United managed to only score one out of their five spot kicks when the game went to penalties after an aggregate 3-3 tie.
Danny Welbeck, Adnan Januzaj and Phil Jones were the culprits before Rafael’s shot was saved by Sunderland’s Vito Manonne to send the Black Cats to their first final in 22 years.
This exit means the Red Devils are now left with only the Champions League to play for, being knocked out of the FA Cup and the Premier League title out of reach.
“We didn’t play well enough to merit going through,” a deflated David Moyes said.
“Sunderland came here and deservedly got themselves in the final.
“In the end, I just don’t think we got the level of performance we needed to get through the game. It went to penalties – and our penalties were terrible. Ideally, it wouldn’t have been the group we had chosen. Javier would have taken a penalty but was injured and people like Michael Carrick would have been involved.”
“But the bigger disappointment was how we played. Of course you would expect a better standard because, don’t forget, there were a lot of internationals out there.
The former Everton chief was also left disappointed by his number one goalkeeper David De Gea, who fumbled a relatively tame shot that rolled into his net in extra time.
“David’s been really good this season,” the Scot said.
“Keepers do make mistakes but it was a costly one, with a minute to go, but that happens in football.”
Moyes was however quiet on the recent rumors of a bid for Chelsea’s Juan Mata.