WATCH: Jose Mourinho’s post-match press conference might not endear him to Manchester United fans
“I don’t think it’s something new for the club.”
Throughout his career, Jose Mourinho has had a habit of putting his own spin on games almost immediately after the final whistle and he continued that tradition after a 2-1 home defeat to Sevilla condemned Manchester United to a last 16 Champions League exit.
The Red Devils were listless and were arguably flattered by the 2-1 scoreline on Tuesday night and after the game, fans turned their ire on the manager, whose cautious approach in both legs proved costly in the end.
Immediately after the game, Mourinho, understandably, did not want to dwell on the defeat, but his comparison of this defeat to past United losses in the competition at Old Trafford might not sit well with United supporters.
“I sit in this chair twice in the Champions League and I knock out Man United at home, at Old Trafford,” Mourinho said.
“I sit in this chair with Porto, Man United out, I sit in this chair with Real Madrid, Man United out, so I don’t think it’s something new for the club.”
He's not wrong, of course, but he arguably could have picked a better time to make his point.
Check out Mourinho's comments in full below...
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