Man United's UCL exit summed up by Rio Ferdinand in emoji form

Man United's UCL exit summed up by Rio Ferdinand in emoji form

It was nearly like Jose Mourinho didn't care.

Nemanja Matic did what Mourinho couldn't do and accepted that United was eliminated by the better team over the two legs.

"I sat in this chair twice in the Champions League after knocking out Manchester United [in the last 16] at home, at Old Trafford".

We should not therefore be too surprised by the swirling discontent that is now enveloping Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho's side were stunned by the two late strikes from Frenchman Ben Yedder and although Romelu Lukaku pulled a goal back, United's once promising European campaign came to a sorry end.

According to Miguel Delaney, writing in The Independent, Mourinho is prepared to allow as many as seven current United players leave the club in the summer.

The Spain number one has himself explained recently that he is satisfied with his lot at United, telling the Star on Sunday: "To be honest I am just really happy".

Vincenzo Montella's decision to send on Ben Yedder for Luis Muriel proved a masterstroke, the striker scoring twice within six minutes of his introduction to settle the tie in spectacular fashion.

When the Old Trafford supremo should have been talking about being ashamed with the result, embarrassed, how he realised it wasn't good enough, and how he'd personally make sure this group of players would make it up to supporters... At first, many thought that United's goalkeeper saved the attempt, but goal-line technology ruled the shot as a goal.

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"The players have let him down tonight by being so mediocre against a poor team", said Scholes.

Though De Gea quickly swept the ball out of the net, goal-line technology confirmed Ben Yedder's 10th goal in Champions League play and left the hosts looking at a 2-0 deficit.

"Because not only does it put you away from home in a nothing-to-lose position, but it puts the team who plays at home in an everything to lose position".

United's players were deservedly jeered off the pitch but have no time to wallow in self-pity given Brighton arrive on Saturday in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup - their last chance of silverware this season.

Pogba came off the bench and failed to provide the spark United needed as they crashed out of Europe to Sevilla.

But before upsetting the Manchester United fans with his comments, he took the Sevilla team by surprise with a wonderful gesture.

"But this is football, we have to accept it and to focus on the next game, which is very important also for us, in the FA Cup". Play down the history and you play down the failure, all in the name of protecting a diminishing reputation.

Pogba to me looks like a player completely lacking in confidence, but it is hard to know why.