Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Sevilla demolish Mou's Manchester United

Sevilla demolish Mou's Manchester United

Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic insists Manchester United have to take full responsibility for their defeat to Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League last-16.

"For the manager, for every coach, it is not simple to sleep a lot, especially before these types of games", said Conte.

And Lukaku, who pulled an ultimately insignificant goal back late in the game, admitted that his teammates were in poor spirits following the match. While what he has done since have produced mixed results (two more league titles with Real Madrid and Chelsea but undignified exits from both clubs), I've always regarded him as one of football's greatest serial winners. We have no time for dramas.

Ben Yedder's first goal was of the highest quality.

"We have to forget this, but see where we made mistakes and see where we can do better".

This wasn't a tie that seemed hard for United, and many pundits and writers even labelled Sevilla as the ideal round of 16 matchup for the Reds, but from the opening minutes of the first leg they looked like a Championship team playing for a draw in a cup match against a bigger club. "That's football, it's not the end of the world", Mourinho said.

"It was a good, happy move by Vincenzo to bring Ben Yedder and when they scored the first goal it's completely different".

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Then substitute Wissam Ben Yedder came on, gave Sevilla the cutting edge it was missing, and scored twice in four minutes. He is a good player when he plays at the conventional No. 10 position but whenever he drops into the midfield, his performance dips.

Frankly, United got what they deserved.

However, Jose Mourinho's team struggled against a highly disciplined display by the visitors, with the visitors coming out 2-1 on the night and on aggregate.

"We've got another cup competition we've got to go and play for and we want to get ourselves back to winning ways and into the next round in that competition".

However, Roma held on to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in a decade.

Young, speaking to beIN SPORTS, understood the reaction to a loss in "a game of this magnitude", but did not feel United took progress to the Champions League quarter-finals for granted.

But Mourinho's star is very much on the wain, and one of his key attributes that made him so successful, his ability to man-manage players and make them believe in his style of play, appears to be diminishing.

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