Jose Mourinho downplayed Manchester United’s shock Champions League loss to Sevilla by surprisingly mentioning the last-16 exits he masterminded from the away dugout at Old Trafford.
David De Gea had to be at his greatest in Spain to hold the primary leg of this tie goalless, however one other disappointing efficiency can be punished on an evening to neglect for the hosts at Old Trafford.
Sevilla once more took the sport to a lacklustre United aspect and deservedly went by with a 2-1 victory as substitute Wissam Ben Yedder’s quickfire brace meant a late Romelu Lukaku objective was mere comfort.
The Red Devils had been booed off the sector by these nonetheless inside Old Trafford, however Mourinho remained philosophical on a nasty evening – and even discovered time to remind individuals of former glories.
“I told you yesterday that it would be disappointment if we would lose the match,” the United boss stated.
“I do not need to make a drama of it, we do not have time. We have a match on Saturday, we now have no time to be unhappy for greater than 24 hours and that is football.
“That’s not the tip of the world.
“I sit in this chair twice in the Champions League and I knock out Man United at residence at Old Trafford.
“So, I do not suppose it’s one thing new for the membership and naturally being Manchester United supervisor and dropping a Champions League tie at house is a disappointment.”
Mourinho defended his aspect’s show and added: “I don’t think the performance was bad.”
He was chippy when quizzed by Spanish-speaking reporters, with one asking if it was an appropriate efficiency by United given the distinction in finance.
“Are you really interested, being Spanish press, in the intricacies of our own season?” he advised one other when requested if being eradicated from the Champions League and Carabao Cup in addition to falling quick in the Premier League title race represented failure for United.
The FA Cup is now the one silverware nonetheless up for grabs forward of Saturday’s quarter-final towards Brighton, however Mourinho didn’t remorse his strategy over the 2 legs towards Sevilla.
“I don’t have regrets,” the United boss. “I did my best, the players did their best. We tried, we lost and that’s football.”
Asked what has to change now to get United into the top-eight groups in Europe, Mourinho retorted: “Everything. Everything collectively.
“Everybody spends cash, proper? It is not only us, no? It’s not simply altering for altering sake, it is a pure course of.
“And we’re not the only team that invests money. All clubs invest money in players.”