'Everyone spends money' - Mourinho defends Man United transfers after defeat

Alexis Sanchez

It was United who started on the front foot, with Lukaku seeing two early chances go begging following some good link up play with Lingard.

He made just two alterations from Saturday's 2-1 win over Liverpool as Marouane Fellaini makes his first start since 22 November following knee surgery and Jesse Lingard also comes in.

The problem now is that he is still inflicting misery on United - ask the supporters what they think of his approach to the game - but should he really be doing that as the team's manager?

Wissam Ben Yedder scored in the 74th and 78th minute to give Sevilla a commanding 2-0 lead and leave Manchester United requiring three goals in the final 12 minutes to progress to the next round.

Romelu Lukaku's goal six minutes from time was little more than a consolation on a disappointing night for Jose Mourinho's side.

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho insists that his team did put up a good performance during their home defeat to Sevilla, which knocked them out of the UEFA Champions League.

The visitors were deserving winners as they controlled the game throughout, but had to wait for Ben Yedder's introduction as a substitute 18 minutes from time to add a clinical finish by taking his Champions League tally for the season to eight goals in seven appearances.

"It's a big comp, it would be the first time in 60 years for us to get through to this stage".

"We'll be playing 100 per cent to try and achieve that".

United continued to be sloppy on the ball, Pogba curling a 72nd-minute effort narrowly wide, but it was a Sevilla substitute who came up with the opener.

And the former Red Devil believes it is important Manchester United keep that experience in and around the team in some role.

"We know we've got to score first and foremost to get through, but we have a lot of confidence in our ability". The United manager attempted to retrieve the situation by throwing on Anthony Martial and Mata, but it was too little, too late. It is, however the end of the Champions League road for Manchester United.

Yet, the Belgian almost made the breakthrough with United's best move of the opening period when he latched onto Alexis Sanchez's layoff and his powerful effort was turned behind by Sergio Rico.



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