Mour­inho de­fends his record

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS -

JOSE Mour­inho down­played Manch­ester United’s shock Cham­pi­ons League loss to Sevilla by sur­pris­ingly bring­ing up the last-16 ex­its he mas­ter­minded from the away dugout at Old Traf­ford.

Sevilla took the game to a lack­lus­tre United side and de­servedly went through with a 2-1 vic­tory as sub­sti­tute Wis­sam Ben Yed­der’s quick­fire brace meant a late Romelu Lukaku goal was mere con­so­la­tion.

The Red Devils were booed off the field by those still in­side Old Traf­ford but Mour­inho re­mained philo­soph­i­cal on a bad night — and even found time to re­mind peo­ple of former glo­ries.

“I sit in this chair twice in the Cham­pi­ons League and I knock out Man United at home at Old Traf­ford,” he said.

“So, I don’t think it is some­thing new for the club and of course be­ing Manch­ester United man­ager and los­ing a Cham­pi­ons League home tie is a dis­ap­point­ment.

“I don’t think the per­for­mance was bad.”

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