Olympiacos 2 Man United 0: Carrick at a loss to explain poor display
Olympiacos 2 Man United 0: Michael Carrick admits he is at a loss to explain his side's poor performance in Greece
Michael Carrick was at a loss to explain Manchester United’s poor display after their hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals were dealt a a blow by a surprise defeat at Olympiacos.
The home side took the lead when Alejandro Dominguez flicked home Giannis Maniatis’s effort before the break.
You’re looking for me to blame someone but everyone at the club is judged by results
Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell’s curling shot made it 2-0 in the 54th minute as United, who only registered one shot on target, slumped to a disappointing loss.
But despite the disjointed display, midfielder Carrick feels that the Red Devils still have a chance of reaching the last eight.
“It’s a disappointing night,” said Carrick. “We feel like we are still in with a chance going back to Old Trafford [in three weeks’ time].
“We’ve lost a game. We came here hoping to win but we are not out of the tie. It’s not ideal.
“We had good possession in the first half without penetrating through their lines but at the same time they didn’t cause us any problems.
“We didn’t start the second half well and that put us on the back foot. We are not getting results and as players we have to take that on the chin.
“You’re looking for me to blame someone but everyone at the club is judged by results.”