Manchester United latest: Including Cup exit and Mata bid accepted

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Manchester United lost on penalties to Sunderland last night exiting the Capital One Cup in the semi-final to the Black Cats after the sides drew level after full time and extra time at Old Trafford.

Manager David Moyes believes United did not deserve to reach the final.

"I am disappointed. We didn't play well enough over the piece," said Moyes.

"If we were going to do it we were going to stumble over the line."

United players missed four out of five penalties in the shoot out the manager described as ‘terrible’.

In the end, I just don't think we got the level of performance we needed to go through the game. If we had got through, I would have been disappointed with the performance, but I'm doubly disappointed that we haven't got to the final. But it went to penalties and our penalties were terrible," he explained.

In transfer news, Chelsea have accepted a £37 million bid for Juan Mata from Manchester United which the champions submitted for the Spanish playmaker yesterday.

Meanwhile, The Mirror reports Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is ‘in talks’ to join United.

In other news, one United fan called 999 and asked to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson through the emergency services following the League Cup exit last night.

I want to report a crime. The crime is that Manchester United were absolutely knackered," said the fan.

Finally, United have been ‘pushed out’ of the football rich list top three for the first time. Deloitte’s report suggests Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are now the richest clubs in the world despite United’s increased revenues.

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