Lukaku slams Man Utd teammates after Sevilla defeat

Jose Mourinho reminds Man Utd fans of Sir Alex Ferguson's failures after Sevilla loss

Manchester United had just exited the Champions League in the meekest fashion and the team's manager dealt with it with a shrug of the shoulders.

"I'm very, very happy, it's wonderful we've won in this very special stadium and the first time in 60 years we're in the quarter-finals of the Champions League", Montella told reporters after the match.

Manchester United's Juan Mata shoots at goal during their Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match against Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, February 21, 2018.

Mourinho was on the winning side that night as Real Madrid manager and also sent United out of the last 16 when Porto boss in 2004. So I don't think it's something new for the club. "I don't think we had control of the game because the opponent had that, but I can not say that my players had something wrong in terms of their attitude and their intention to play".

United host Brighton and Hove Albion in the quarter-finals on Saturday and Lukaku demanded an instant response from his team after a substandard performance against Sevilla. "Tomorrow is another day, Saturday is another match".

"That's not the end of the world."

Mourinho accepted his team had to improve in all areas to progress further next season but was not in the mood to criticise his team. The intention and the way we started was really good and really positive, then after 10 or 15 minutes of success without goals, Sevilla have a good team they have players who can hide the ball. Sure, he delivered two trophies in his first season but at times his overly cautious approach to big games has been joyless and indefensible.

"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".

"I knock out Manchester United at home at Old Trafford".

"In the dressing room some people are disappointed with the result because we expected better from ourselves", Lukaku said.

However, speaking in the aftermath of the loss on BT Sport, Scholes stuck the boot into Mourinho over his exhausted lamentation and explained why United should be giving teams like Sevilla a much harder time.

"In the first half we played a good game apart from the last 30 metres", said Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella. "But we didn't deserve it because we were not good enough".

"Everything, everything together. Everybody spends money right, it's not just us, right?"

And it wasn't about to change for the sake of bringing in the Portuguese.



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