Jose Mourinho on Champions League exit

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Wissam Ben Yedder came off the bench to score the decisive goals as Sevilla moved into the quarterfinals of the Champions League Tuesday with a stunning 2-1 win at Manchester United. "We wanted to go far in the Champions League, that is what a club like Manchester United needs to do and we didn't do it so we are disappointed".

And Hamann feels the Manchester United fans should be deeply concerned that Mourinho tried to talk about his own past glories after his side were ignominiously knocked out of the Champions League. I am the same but no time for drama because Saturday we have another match'.

"It's not the end of the world", he said.

Short-tempered at times, the Portuguese tactician is running out of excuses at Manchester United and the last night's press conference is the latest proof. I expected this from them, this type of approach.

Many at Old Trafford would disagree with that sentiment given the club's history in the competition, and despite boasting the best home defence in the Premier League, a lull on Tuesday now sees them out of the European running.

It was nearly like Jose Mourinho didn't care.

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"The first goal was always going to be important in this match not just because of the first leg result but because of the style of the match", Mourinho said.

But at home? With United's traditions?

He was defensive when quizzed by Spanish-speaking reporters, with one asking if it was an acceptable performance by United given the difference in finance. But the Frenchman and the Chilean bear only a part of the blame since they are just following their manager's instructions.

"I sit in this chair with Porto - Man Utd out - I sit in this chair with Real Madrid - Man Utd out".

"The first goal changes the direction of the game and the first goal was for them".

Club president Jose Castro was overjoyed after the win over a United side full of internationals including Chile's Alexis Sanchez and their record signing Paul Pogba of France. With the attacking riches at Mourinho's disposal? I did my best, the players did their best. Every player is sad and they don't hide that sadness. "Well, you know, some tears were flowing with some players, some players were hiding", he said.

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