Manchester United veteran Michael Carrick concedes defeat at West Brom is a blow to their top four hopes.
The result leaves United three points off fourth spot and their Champions League hopes in the balance.
“It’s a set back,” Carrick said. “We wanted to carry on the form and results we have shown of late so it’s very disappointing.
“Losing a man like we did makes it even more difficult.
“It changed the game because you have one less man in attacking areas which affected us on the break especially.
“They were not causing us many problems but took their chance.”
On the top four, the Geordie added: “It’s not out of sight.
“We just need to get back to winning ways.
“It’s easy to say. We have big cup games coming up and we need to be ready to them.”