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Mourinho reacts to Manchester United shock exit in UCL - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/03/2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reacted to the shock exit of the Red Devils from the Champions League in the hand of lowly Sevilla.

Vincenzo Montella introduced Wissam Ben Yedder with 18 minutes remaining in the clash but the French international introduced himself into the game with a brace in less than 10 minutes of entering the pitch.

Romelu Lukaku scored a consolation goal from a close range with seven minutes remaining, but Mourinho’s men were unable to mount a come back against a disciplined Sevilla at the Old Trafford.

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Mourinho said: "I think the first goal was always going to be important, not just because of the first leg result but also the profile of the match.

"We tried to be aggressive and intense from the first minute. We didn't score and Sevilla progressively kept the ball, and they controlled the game well.

"We had good chances to score, but they scored one goal and from that moment everything became much more emotional. The second goal made it impossible.

"We had good periods, we didn't have great control over the game, but I can't say there was anything wrong with my players and their intention to play.

"That's football, we lost, but tomorrow is another day and Saturday is another match.

"I'm pleased the players aren't hiding their sadness, but we have no time for drama."

Mourinho and his men return to domestic action in the FA Cup as they host Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday