The San Sebastian side's coach was indignant in defeat, admitting that the Premier League team were vastly superior to his own.
Wednesday evening saw La Real do down to their third defeat in Group A of the Champions League, thanks to Inigo Martinez’s second minute own goal.
And for the Anoeta side’s coach, failure to adjust to Old Trafford was the reason for the agonising defeat.
“We conceded a goal in the second minute and it is very difficult to turn the score around from there. We wanted to but we could not,” he told reporters.
“United were better and their victory is a fair result. The boys are sad because they were very excited [about this competition], but now we have to recover and continue fighting.
“We have the chance to be third in the group, but now we must focus on the Liga. When you concede a goal so early it is difficult – the team were not good in the first half-hour.
“We let them run and we suffered a lot. We are proud of the fans, we are upset that we could not offer them anything. They have behaved exemplary and the team appreciates it.”
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