Queens Park Rangers' caretaker manager Gareth Ainsworth was proud of his side's efforts in their 1-0 Carling Cup fourth round defeat at Manchester United.
A late Carlos Tevez penalty proved decisive at Old Trafford, after the R's had frustrated the reigning Champions League holders for more than 70 minutes.
Ainsworth said afterwards: "We were a bit cavalier towards the end and might have got a breakthrough, which would have been a fairytale. But we got the tactics right.
"Once we pushed three players up front, Manchester United started to create chances. We would not have survived if we had done that all night.
"We have given a good account of ourselves and this is a fairytale for me, but we are back down to earth at Burnley on Saturday.
"The Championship is important for us. We have massive ambition and we want to get out of it."