With Manchester City bagging the Premier League title with almost the last kick of the season, Manchester United defender Phil Jones believes he and the other young players at Old Trafford will learn plenty from the experience.
It was a cruel way for the Red Devils to lose their domestic crown, with only goal difference separating themselves and their neighbours after the final whistle at the Etihad Stadium.
United had thought the title was theirs, after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light but two injury-time goals for City defied soccer betting trends and earned them their first Premier League success.
Having thought the title was once again heading to Old Trafford, it was a bitter pill to swallow for Jones, who has impressed since making to move from Blackburn Rovers to the Theatre of Dreams.
But the England international, who has been called up to play more live football for the Three Lions at the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine, is confident the United players will come back stronger after a season which saw them fail to win any silverware.
Jones told the official club website: "I thought we'd pulled off the impossible at first but then City scored two goals in quick succession and that killed us.
"I'll take that on board with what I've learned this season. It's been a massive learning curve for me. I've played a lot of games this season and I've really enjoyed playing.
"City have won the title this year but hopefully we'll be back next season, fighting and ready to go again."