Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has explained why his team surprisingly fell 2-1 to Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16 second leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The first leg had ended 0-0 in Spain meaning that United have crashed out of the competition.
Mourinho said his team’s inability to score goals cost them a place in the Champions League last 8.
Speaking immediately after the match, the Portuguese gaffer said, “I think the first goal would be always important in this match, not just because of the first leg.
“We try to be aggressive and intense and I could see some similarities between this and Liverpool but hten we didn’t score then Sevilla progressively kept hte ball and controlled the game well.
“In second half we had good chances, good approaches to their box, they score one goal and form that moment everything becomes more emotional and much more difficult. The second goal impossible.
“The players were completely free for that, we had good situations, we had one good move with Lingard, Rashford and Valencia before end of first half which is exactly what we wanted. I can’t say my players had something wrong with their attitude and intention to play.
“Fantastic team like Tottenham has the same as us to do that. Liverpool has the Champions League but doesn’t have the FA Cup.”