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Jose Mourinho says he is not to blame for Manchester United's Champions League elimination


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Jose Mourinho may have added insult to injury by abdicating his responsibilities after Manchester United’s Champions League elimination.

The Red Devils lost 2-1 to Sevilla at Old Trafford to exit at the last 16 stage of the competition.

Mourinho refused to accept the blame and was instead content on pointing out United’s previous failure to progress in the knockout stage of the competition.

Since United last won a game at the knockout stage - Real Madrid won the competition 3 times.

Harry Kane scored 102 Premier League goals, Leicester have been promoted from the Championship and won the Premier League.

Mourinho highlighted Manchester United’s habit of losing, and says that can't be blamed on him:

“I’ve sat in this chair twice before with Porto, Manchester United out, and Real Madrid, Manchester United out, so I don’t think it’s anything new for the club.

“I don’t want to make a drama of it. We have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours, that’s football. It’s not the end of the world.”

United managed four shots on target across 180 minutes, substitute Wissam Ben Yedder came off the bench to score twice to knock United out.

Addressing their failure to create chances Mourinho said:

"That's statistics. I don't think the performance was bad. I think the intention and the way we started was really good, really positive. In the first half I don't remember a dangerous situation for them.

"We had again a good start in the second half and had chances to score and the first goal will always change the direction of the game and the first goal was for them."

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