MANCHESTER- Manchester United suffered a shock defeat at Old Trafford, losing 2-1 against Sevilla, knocking them out of Champions league round of 16.
Sevilla who have never won a Champions League match in England, now are in the quarter final stage for the first time since 1958 having drawn the first leg 0-0 in Spain.
United were stunned by two late strikes from French substitute Ben Yedder, although United striker Romeo Lukaku pulled back a goal.
United’s champion’s league campaign come to a sad end.
Sevilla’s Italian manager Vincenzo Montella said, “In spite of the fact we didn’t create chances in the first half, we were good, very good, up until the final third, and we gave United very little chance near our goal.”
“Ben made the difference though, he was decisive, two times.”
Mourinho added; “I don’t think the performance was bad. I did my best, the players did their best. We tried, we lost and that’s football.
“We had chances to score and again in the second half we had chances but the first goal would always change the direction of the game.”
United looked like a shadow of themselves from the team that beat Liverpool on Saturday, they were sloppy in passing, urgency and lacked shape.
Questions will be asked why Mourinho changed the team and formation, as this formation did not work for the game.
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