Sevilla jubilant after knockout blow against United

Sevilla jubilant after knockout blow against United

Manchester United had just exited the Champions League in the meekest fashion and the team's manager dealt with it with a shrug of the shoulders.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho refused to question the commitment of his players, despite succumbing to a surprise 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the last-16 of the Champions League, where they lost 2-1 on aggregate.

The Red Devils' lacklustre performance on the pitch cost them as Sevilla earned a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford following the goalless draw in Spain.

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"In this chair with Porto and Real Madrid, they are out both times". So I don't think it's something new for the club.

"I'm pleased the players aren't hiding their sadness, but we have no time for drama".

The FA Cup is now the only silverware still up for grabs ahead of Saturday's quarter-final against Brighton, but Mourinho did not regret his approach over the two legs against Sevilla. We have a match on Saturday, we have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours.

The man himself was right when he said in his post-match press conference that elimination from the Champions League is not the end of the world.

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"Everything, everything has to change", Mourinho said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

It's true that Sevilla haven't had the best of seasons, and the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Eibar, Real Betis and Spartak Moscow have put five past them in 2017/18.

"I knock out Manchester United at home at Old Trafford".

"Sometimes I am lucky with changes, sometimes other managers are lucky with their changes, and I think it was a good, happy move by Vincenzo (Montella) to bring on Ben Yedder, and when they score the first goal the game is completely different".

"With high confidence we come to play this game, but today they played better than us and they deserved [to win]".

"Everything together (needs to improve), everybody spends money, not just us", said Mourinho . By the midway point of the second half, Sevilla had grown into the game - Ever Banega and Steven Nzonzi controlling the midfield - and United's players knew they were in a precarious situation.

"I mean in the dressing room because some people were disappointed with the result because we expected better from ourselves".

There are no City players complaining to their manager about which side of midfield they should be playing, as Pogba reportedly has done, and Guardiola's expensive purchases have nearly all quickly begun delivering their best and he has the resources to bring in even more.

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