Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

CL round-of-16 knockout nothing new for United, says Mourinho

CL round-of-16 knockout nothing new for United, says Mourinho

Having drawn 0-0 in Spain, United knew they had to score at least once to progress.

The Portuguese tactician offered a weird explanation of his team's Champions League elimination during his post-match conference to already baffled set of Man United supporters.

"I've sat in this chair twice before with Porto, Manchester United out, and Real Madrid, Manchester United out, so I don't think it's anything new for the club", the manager said when he was questioned over his tactical approach in the match. I sit in this chair with Real Madrid, Man United out. "I don't think it's something new for the club".

With the Premier League all-but-lost to City, United must focus their attention on the FA Cup as their only hope of claiming silverware this season, coming up against Brighton in the sixth round on Saturday. I am the same but no time for drama because Saturday we have another match'.

"If you don't turn up with the right attitude and don't apply yourself then you will get beat - don't care what you have done or how good you have been before", he said on Twitter.

With United reeling, Ben Yedder soon added his eighth goal of this season's Champions League, De Gea unable to claw out the striker's looping header.

The Red Devils were beaten 2-1 in the Champions League tie last night, knocking them out of the competition in the process. I did my best, the players did their best.

"When a team win, everyone wins, but when a team loses, the coach loses", he said after the game, as quoted by Marca.

"From that moment on we tried to chase the game and they scored the second one which was a big blow".

"With high confidence we come to play this game, but today they played better than us and they deserved [to win]".

With the players that they have in their ranks, United were more than capable of getting a goal or two of their own, but the truth is that on the night they never looked likely to. "You are going for a place in the Champions League quarterfinals and there was no desire, heavy legs".

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