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It’s far from over yet, insists Beckham

David Beckham believes Milan can go to Old Trafford and turn around the Champions League tie in their favour.

The former England captain admitted that Milan's missed chances in the first half had cost them.

Following last night’s 3-2 defeat, Beckham said: “We had three really good chances but you have to put those chances away when they come.

“The second half the game opened up and they put them away.

“But it's not over. We'll go to Manchester and it's going to be a tough game, we know that.”

Beckham insisted he had enjoyed facing the club with which he began his career, despite the result.

“It was all right. I enjoyed it. The fans were great to me.

“It's great to play in front of a full stadium.”

Ferguson admitted United's last trip to the San Siro, when they were thrashed 3-0 in the semi-finals in 2007, may have played on their minds following Ronaldinho's goal.

He said: “There was a catalogue of errors.

“The start to the game helped them and we started to get nervous — the last time we came here we conceded two early goals. But once we were settled I thought we did okay.”

United were transformed in the second half, and Ferguson knew Rooney would be the key to turning it around.

“The most important thing was better use of the ball and to use Rooney more.

“I felt he had the beating of them and he was fantastic tonight,” continued the United boss.

“I thought we were coasting at 3-1 then it was a carnival end to the game.

“It's made it a game when it shouldn't have been a game.

“We've got to do a job at Old Trafford now. Let's go out and win it.”

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