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Champions League loss to Sevilla by surprisingly mentioning the last-16 exits he masterminded from the away dugout at Outdated Trafford.
David De Gea needed to be at his finest in Spain to maintain the primary leg of this tie goalless, however one other disappointing efficiency can be punished on an evening to overlook for the hosts at Outdated Trafford.
Sevilla once more took the sport to a lacklustre United aspect and deservedly went by means of with a 2-1 victory as substitute Wissam Ben Yedder’s quickfire brace meant a late Romelu Lukaku purpose was mere comfort.
The Pink Devils have been booed off the sphere by these nonetheless inside Outdated Trafford, however Mourinho remained philosophical on a foul evening – and even discovered time to remind folks of former glories.
“I told you yesterday that it would be disappointment if we would lose the match,” the United boss mentioned.
“I do not need to make a drama of it, we do not have time. We now have a match on Saturday, we’ve got no time to be unhappy for greater than 24 hours and that is football.
“That is not the tip of the world.
“I sit on this chair twice within the Champions League and I knock out Man United at house at Outdated Trafford.
“So, I do not suppose it’s one thing new for the membership and naturally being Manchester United supervisor and shedding 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 brief within 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.”
Requested what has to vary now to get United into the top-eight groups in Europe, Mourinho retorted: “All the things. All the things collectively.
“All people spends cash, proper? It isn’t simply us, no? It isn’t 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.”