Jonny Evans blamed "sloppy mistakes" for Manchester United's shock 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat to MK Dons - but insists his team-mates will learn from the setback.
The Reds bowed out of the competition at the hands of the League One club, having started with a team showing ten changes from Sunday's frustrating draw at Sunderland.
Evans captained United at Stadium:mk on his return from injury and told MUTV after the defeat: "The lads are disappointed. We started the game really well and could have got a goal or two.
"But then there were some sloppy mistakes, including my pass for their first goal and from that point we made it quite difficult for ourselves."
"Once we had to start chasing the game their superior fitness levels showed, because most of our team hadn’t played in a while.
“For the first 15 minutes we were well in control, and I’d like to think we might have got a goal there but it wasn’t to be. It was just sloppy mistakes which cost us in the end, and once we went two behind there was no way back for us."
The defender expressed his delight at being named captain for the clash, and believes the club's younger players will learn from the result.