Romelu Lukaku clarifies 'hiding' comments after Champions League exit

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The Sevilla striker scored both goals in his team's 2-1 upset win over Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League. "I don't think they knew too much about Sevilla, I think they expected United to go at them and when that didn't happen there was like a hush of "oh no, what's happening here", and that transmitted into the players and maybe vice versa as well".

Mourinho who always has been known to be one of the record breaking coach in the football world has had the support of all manchester united fans until yesterday when he lost the only hope of Manchester United clinching a cup in the season to a defeact by Sevilla.

United are back in action this weekend when they host Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-final.

'But we have no time to be sad for a long time, we have a match on Saturday.

That is not to say that Mourinho must play possession-based football; Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool is proving that counter-attacking football does not have to be tiresome and negative.

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After posing little threat in the goalless first leg, United again looked second best against the La Liga side, though Marouane Fellaini's thumping effort did draw Sergio Rico into a save and the away goalkeeper kept out Jesse Lingard's low strike.

Two late goals from Sevilla sub Wissam Ben Yedder saw the Red Devils crash out of the competition at the last-16 stage on home turf, leaving the FA Cup as their only realistic chance of silverware this term. Mourinho's decision to change the team which played with great discipline and desire in the 2-1 Premier League win over Liverpool on Saturday was puzzling, especially given the alterations it forced across the field. "In the second half we were more clinical with Ben Yedder, he made the difference today". "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". They played really well, and they deserved to go through'.

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

"I don't have regrets", the United boss. It's not just changing for changing sake, it's a natural process.

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. We had a few half chances but we didn't score and then they scored the first goal and tried to chase the game.