Steve Cooper reacts
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper admitted the team needs to learn from its mistakes after the loss to Manchester United.
Cooper told Amazon Prime: “It was always going to be really tough. We knew the game was going to look as it did, in terms of territory and possession.
“The goals were a killer in terms of players not sticking to their responsibilities. I wouldn’t say we gifted them the goals, but it was really frustrating, and we could have backed ourselves a bit more [between the lines].
“At this level, you have to make the most of those situations. They were better than us. But we never gave up and had some good territory ourselves in the second half, but didn’t have belief.
“I’m never one for criticising individuals publicly but there are a couple of people who didn’t stick to their job. United deserved to win, but we have to look at ourselves and we could have been so much better as a team”