Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson was left disappointed and shocked to see his side dumped out of the Champions League in a 2-1 defeat to Basel.
Swiss side's victory means that the Reds finished third in group C and drop into the Europa League, the first time they did not make it out of the Champions League group stage in six seasons.
Defeat The States can see, the finals in two of three years, leaving competitors, and the manager insisted on at the time of Basel as they can look back and regret in the group.
States have been declining in the game, led 2-0 but allowed the Swiss to come back and make a sensational 3-3 draw themselves at Old Trafford.
"I think the results in Basel is one where it went wrong," Sir Alex told reporters after the match.
"It's one of those places where we hold our hands and say stupid. We threw it away that night - that's reckless. It could have been 2-0 and 5-0, so we've only got yourself to blame in that aspect.
"Of course it is disappointing to go out, our record in recent years has been excellent and it is a loss for us to go out because this is the best league in the world - that is a great tournament. "
Sir Alex highlighted a disappointing start, including a ninth-minute opener of Marco Streller, as an important factor in the defeat of his team on the night.
"It's not a good start to the game, I was surprised," he said during a press conference after his match.
"I hope we try and get control of the game immediately through ownership but they have scored with what was actually their first attack, a cross into the box back and then they were 1-0 up. "
Many people, including owners States, is expected to Premier League champions to step up their performance and earn points that they themselves needed to qualify but they failed to take the chance of them.
Then, an Alexander Frei goal condemned them to defeat despite the last consolation of Phil Jones and the Scot admitted his side go a goal behind is something he is not satisfied with.
"When you are 1-0 down away from home, it gives you a serious work to do," said Sir Alex.
"The opportunity we had we were not involved and is really the story of the game."
As a result is excluded, the drop in the Europa League States and the Red Devils boss admits it is something he will need to prepare his squad by fixed schedule it causes.
"Europa League is a competition I have never been with United," he said.
"It means something that we play Thursday and Sunday through the season, so it must be treated.
"Not the best news but that's our punishment is not eligible for tonight."