Coach José Mourinho made it appear as if the defeat (1-2) and the elimination in the Champions League of Manchester United on their own field against Sevilla is not abnormal, but a lot of followers thought otherwise.
For example, in the British media. “Miserable”, headlined The Sun. “Embarrassing,” added the Daily Mirror it.
Especially the way aroused the anger, even among former players. “There was no inspiration, no energy, no pace”, according to former defender Rio Ferdinand. He preached caution, until, after 165 minutes (two duels), the Spaniards scored. “Until that time, it was not to see,” said Paul Scholes, with United two-time winner of the Champions League.
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In the 180 minutes against Sevilla shot-Manchester United and just four times on purpose. “It’s very simple: we were not good enough,” said the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, who still scored.