Manchester United supervisor Jose Mourinho stated being knocked out of the Champions League at dwelling within the final 16 was “nothing new for the club”.
Sevilla substitute Wissam Ben Yedder netted twice for the Spanish aspect of their 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.
“I don’t think the performance was bad,” stated boss Mourinho, who misplaced on the last-16 stage for the fourth time.
He added: “I don’t have regrets. I did my best, the players did their best. We tried, we lost and that is football.”
United had been second greatest within the two matches in opposition to the Spanish aspect and Mourinho was made to pay for his cautious method as they failed to affix rivals Manchester City and Liverpool within the final eight.
The Red Devils have now received only one out of their final 9 knockout video games within the competitions and have been knocked out at this stage in two of their final three campaigns.
A vibrant opening 5 minutes noticed Romelu Lukaku, who grabbed a late comfort objective, strike extensive and have an effort blocked from shut vary, however La Liga outfit Sevilla managed the competition thereafter.
Mourinho stated: “I sat on this chair twice within the Champions League after knocking out Manchester United [in the last 16] at dwelling, at Old Trafford. In this chair with Porto (in 2004) and Real Madrid (in 2013), they’re out each occasions. It just isn’t one thing new for the membership.
“I do not suppose the efficiency was unhealthy, I believe the intention and the best way we began was actually good and constructive. Sevilla has a superb staff and so they can conceal the ball and have gamers in midfield who’re good at doing that. They did that for almost all of the time.
“I believe the primary objective was all the time going to be essential, not simply due to the primary leg consequence but in addition the profile of the match.
“Sometimes I’m fortunate with adjustments, others time different managers are. It was good, a cheerful transfer by Vincenzo to carry Ben Yedder on. When they scored the primary objective, the sport is totally completely different.”
With the Premier League all-however misplaced to City, United should focus their attentions on the FA Cup as their solely hope of claiming silverware this season, arising in opposition to Brighton within the sixth spherical on Saturday.
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What you stated on #bbcfootball:
Joshua: An absolute shame! The gamers and the supervisor must have an extended have a look at themselves within the mirror tonight. Boring soccer, unimaginative, timid, a shame. I am disgusted at that efficiency.
Steve J: At the sport – by no means heard such a flat stadium. Not the followers’ fault, it is inconceivable to get behind a staff enjoying that like. Outraged however sadly not shocked.
Taylor: Jose has misplaced the dressing room. No participant who was dedicated to their supervisor would flip up and play like that.
Joe Wedgewood: Did that Jose interview severely simply occur? What recreation was he watching? Protecting the gamers or not, he is speaking utter nonsense.