Jose Mourinho claims ‘there was nothing wrong’ with his Manchester United players, despite their 2-1 defeat to Sevilla on Tuesday.
Wissam Ben Yedder’s late brace knocked United out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage, but while Mourinho accepted Sevilla ‘controlled the game well’, he insisted his side were up for the battle.
“I think the first goal was always going to be important, not just because of the first leg result but also the profile of the match,” the former Real Madrid boss told BT Sport after the game.
"We tried to be aggressive and intense from the first minute. We didn't score and Sevilla progressively kept the ball, and they controlled the game well.
"We had good chances to score, but they scored one goal and from that moment everything became much more emotional. The second goal made it impossible.
"We had good periods, we didn't have great control over the game, but I can't say there was anything wrong with my players and their intention to play.
"That's football, we lost, but tomorrow is another day and Saturday is another match.
"I'm pleased the players aren't hiding their sadness, but we have no time for drama."