Jose Mourinho denied that Manchester United’s players had a problem with their attitude as they crashed out of the Champions League at Old Trafford.
Mourinho’s men created little in either match, recording just three shots on target in the second leg in front of their own fans, but the Portuguese manager rejected the suggestion United approached the match in the wrong way.
“The players were completely free and we had good situations, one in front of me late in the first half was exactly what we worked for and was what we want,” Mourinho told BT Sport.
“We had good situations and good periods, we didn’t have control because the opponent had control, but I cannot say my players had something wrong in terms of their attitude.
“I’m happy that every player is sad and they don’t hide the sadness. This pleases me but we have no time for dramas because on Saturday we have an important match [against Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup quarter-finals].”
2 – Wissam Ben Yedder is the first substitute in Champions League history to score a brace against Manchester United. Hero. pic.twitter.com/G4W6hWB6d2
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