The measure of the task awaiting the Red Devils at Old Trafford in three weeks time is that only one team has come back from a two goal first leg deficit before in the Champions League knockout stages.

United had been just one of three teams coming into the CL knockout stages not to have lost so far in this season's competition. However, goals from veteran Alejandro Dominguez and a stunning effort by Costa Rican Joel Campbell, who is on loan from Arsenal, ended that record.

The Old Trafford outfit can take heart that they have won 13 of their last 15 home games in the knockout stages of the competition although their last defeat was at this stage last year to Real Madrid.

Manager David Moyes, who was the personal choice of Alex Ferguson to replace him when he stepped down at the end of last season, admitted it had been a woeful performance but was hopeful his men would turn the tie in their favor in the second leg.

"It is the worst we have played in Europe, that is for sure," said Moyes, whose side is struggling to even make the competition next season as they trail fourth-placed Liverpool by 11 points.

"It was a really poor performance. We never really got going from the start and we did not deserve anything because of the way we played. I take responsibility. It is my team. We did not play well tonight and we have to play better but we know that we can do," Moyes added


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