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Mourinho was on the winning side that night as Real Madrid manager and also sent United out of the last 16 when Porto boss in 2004.

"Lukaku often isolated, wide men defending deep, team sits glimpses they scare". "I don't want to make a drama of it".

Salah joined Liverpool from AS Roma last summer after his first spell in the Premier League with Chelsea was unfruitful. And after replacing the ineffective Muriel, he scored two goals with his first two touches at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are out of the Champions League after a shocking performance against Sevilla yesterday cost them a place in the quarter-final draw.

"The first goal changes the direction of the game and the first goal was for them".

Mourinho was philosophical about the defeat, telling reporters: "I don't think the performance was bad..."

And for Mourinho to gloat about his past victories over United shows a disconnect from the fans that has the potential to create a toxic atmosphere at Old Trafford in the future.

"With high confidence we come to play this game, but today they played better than us and they deserved [to win]".

That Mourinho could say United getting knocked out in the round of 16 was nothing new says a lot about the Portuguese.

But with Pogba and Juan Mata left on the bench until midway through the second half, United posed little threat to Sevilla and Ben Yedder's double proved enough to win the game, despite Romelu Lukaku's late strike. Opta Stats confirm that over the two legs against Sevilla, Mourinho's team registered just four shots on target and scored once. We have a match on Saturday, we have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours. "We didn't deserve it because we weren't good enough".

Mourinho and his Manchester United side will be looking for FA Cup salvation when they host Brighton in the quarter-final at Old Trafford this weekend.

"He gave the ball away so often and his manager has to see that in the 10 games he has played, he has not been good", said the ever blunt Scholes.