Mourinho defends his record
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.”