Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard says their season is still alive.
Lingard reflected on being knocked out of the Europa League and, despite a spirited first-half performance at Old Trafford, he admitted it was always going to be difficult to overturn the first-leg deficit.
“Obviously we are disappointed, the first leg made it hard for us and coming into the second leg we knew had a big task on our hands,” he told MUTV.
“When we scored the first goal all the fans were behind us, and our momentum was there. We dominated the play and created a lot of chances, but the Coutinho goal just before half-time killed us.”
The Reds were left to rue several missed chances on the night against Jurgen Klopp’s men, but while the Europa League campaign is over, Lingard insists United’s season is still very much alive.
“We probably should have scored a lot more goals and taken a lot more from the game,” the 23-year-old continued. “In the first half we moved the ball quickly, we were attacking and playing football that the fans want to see. As long as we can keep that in our game now and push forward towards the end of the season, then I don’t see why we can’t be in the top four and win the FA Cup.”