BRUNO FERNANDES has dished out a rallying cry to his Manchester United team-mates after yet another semi-final exit.
The Red Devils crashed out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester City.
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It was their fourth successive last-four cup exit inside a year – two coming against their noisy neighbours in the same competition, a loss against Chelsea in the FA Cup and Europa League disappointed against Sevilla.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted his side do not have a psychological problem in semi-finals.
And star man Fernandes took to Instagram to insist the Red Devils cannot make the same mistakes.
It read: "I’m very sad and disappointed to once again don’t reach a final.
"We have a lot to fight yet but we have to learn and understand that we can’t make the same mistakes anymore.
"We need to make an effort to further improve and be able to fight for trophies!"
A fourth exit for Solskjaer means he now has the unwanted record of losing as many domestic semi-finals in the last 12 months as Sir Alex Ferguson did during his 26 years as United boss.
The Norwegian said: “It is not psychological. You meet good teams in the semis and at the moment they are the best team in England and we did not have enough. I don’t think it’s a mental issue.
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“We played a really good Man City team. When they play well, you have to play really well to beat them.
“That is the reality of where we are at. We are getting closer. This is a much better United compared to a year ago in that semi.
“That is positive but that is not enough. Tonight it was about that lack of quality compared to them.
“When you get to this stage of a competition, you are always playing against the better teams and it is fine margins.
“So I repeat, it’s not a mental thing. We need to be better, that’s it.
“It comes down to having the right practices, some habits and some desire at times.”
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