Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that he has no regrets about his Manchester United team selection for the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Leicester City.
The Reds lost 3-1 to the Foxes on Sunday, as Kelechi Iheanacho's double and Youri Tielemans' strike proved decisive, with United's only goal coming in the shape of Mason Greenwood's first-half equaliser.
The Europa League is now their only realistic chance of a trophy and Solskjaer, who made five changes from Thursday's win at AC Milan, had no regrets over his starting XI, having left talisman Bruno Fernandes on the bench until the second half.
"I would have started the same team again. Every team selection has reasons behind it. On Thursday Bruno broke all his records physically and the boy is not inhuman," he said.
"He has played a game every three or four days. It was a chance to start both Donny (Van de Beek) and Paul (Pogba) but the accumulation of games maybe caught up with us.
"We knew we had substitutes who could come on and make a difference. Everyone could see we weren't as sharp as we have been.
"You are always disappointed, especially when it's the end of the line of a cup run. We couldn't find the normal spark, brightness and energy.
"Maybe all the games caught up with us. Thursday was a big night and today we didn't have the zip."
In contrast, the mood was unsurprisingly one of joy from Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers' point of view as he urged his team to create history after victory meant that they reached FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1982.
They advance to a last-four clash with Southampton at Wembley next month.
Leicester have reached the final four times but never won the competition and Rodgers wants to end that run.
"We are in the semi-final and we have a chance to get to the final and create history," he said after only the Foxes' second win over United in 23 years.
"When it comes we will fight and give everything we can to achieve that.
"For the club to get to the final and win the trophy would be really special. It's a trophy in their history they haven't won. I would be so happy for the owners.
"There are lots of teams ahead of us in terms of budget or whatever else, maybe history, but the ambition is there to win titles and be competitive.
"It's a tough game in the semi-final but the club has never won the FA Cup so to be able to do something like that will be special.
"We were very complete. You are playing against a top-class team but it was an outstanding performance against a very good side.
"We have developed very well, the confidence comes when you start to win big games against big opponents. We passed the test. It was a measure of how well the players are progressing."