Yesterday in Spain, Manchester United got a lesson in technical football from Spanish side Athletic Bilbao losing 2-1 and 5-3 overall to crash out of the Europa League.
For the second consecutive match we witnessed some dazzling technical soccer and were introduced to the likes of Oscar de Marcos and reminded of Fernando Llorente who scored the Bilbao goals.
It has been a difficult year for Manchester United and the Red Devils and the way they conceded goals in this two legged affair will be questioned.
Still Ferguson was clear in praising the Spaniards for deserving win while saying he still must analyze what has gone wrong in Europe. The goal now is to get supreme focus on the Premier League race with Manchester City , who oh by the way was also eliminated by Sporting Lisbon of Portugal.
Now I already have gotten numerous emails with fans conditioning and finding excuses for the loss saying that United were not interested in Europa League and did not take it seriously. Really? Sir Alex Ferguson?
The Spaniards exposed liabilities in certain areas of United. In the end Marcelo Bielsa and Bilbao were more than deserved winners, they taught mighty United a lesson, a Spanish lesson on soccer.