Manchester United knocked out of Champions League

Paola Ditto
Marzo 14, 2018

But this is Jose Mourinho we're talking about; the self-proclaimed Special One. "And that's football, it's not the end of the world.", he added.

No regrets. No genuine sadness.

And while the organization at the back is clearly visible, Mourinho's Manchester United are improvising upfield, wastefully attempting to bump into the solution through individual efforts in the final third. Paul Scholes said United's players had a poor "attitude" and Rio Ferdinand said United are a "work in progress".

"I sit in this chair with Porto - Man United out, I sit in this chair with Real Madrid - Man United out. So this is nothing new for this football club".

Some United fans will continue to make excuses for him.

Playing with caution in the away leg three weeks ago was understandable, despite the general acceptance that a 0-0 draw away from home is not so great a result these days.

Does Jose Mourinho Know How to Attack? That was never going to wash with United's supporters.

Vincenzo Montella's unfancied Andalusian side triumphed 2-1 on the night, and on aggregate, to earn their first victory in the elite competition on English soil as Sevilla reached the European Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1958.

"Then after 10-15 minutes of that success without goals - Sevilla has a good team and they can hide the ball, they have players in midfield that are really good at hiding the ball from the opponent".

"I don't think the performance was bad".

He then admitted after the game that the first goal scored with 18 minutes left to play rattled his side. How about sending the team out with a cautious mindset? I'm happy every player is sad and don't hide sadness it's something that pleases me. "We tried, we lost", Mourinho said. "We defeated a team with many stars and high-profile signings".

Mourinho's decision to start the Belgium midfielder was perhaps understandable on the basis that the United manager needed somebody to nullify the threat of Sevilla's own towering midfielder, Steven N'Zonzi. We got in the right positions but the last pass was not good enough and that's what killed us today.

"When a team win, everyone wins, but when a team loses, the coach loses", he said after the game, as quoted by Marca.

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