Romelu Lukaku Says All the Right Things After Manchester United UCL Exit

Graeme Souness has hit out at Manchester United for failing to turn up for their last 16 defeat to Sevilla on Tuesday night. United fans will demand a response from their under-performing side and FA Cup progress in a match when the manager's selection and approach will be under scrutiny.

"You know what a guy said?"

Sevilla substitute Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice within six minutes after coming on in the 72nd minute.

That competition represents the Gunners only remaining hope of salvaging their season - and possibly saving Wenger's job - which may be one reason why the Frenchman didn't want to linger too much on Mourinho's problems.

"I'm very happy because he was the difference today and because recently he has suffered because of my choices", said Montella. Sevilla capitalised well on their chances and kept their offensive game high to ensure Manchester United's defence get penetrated. I sit in this chair with Porto (in 2004), Man United out.

Following the game, the focus inevitably fell on Alexis Sanchez's poor performance and the inability of the United players to beat such modest opponents.

"Last night was bad and we must all reflect and take note so it doesn't happen again".

Ashley Young insists Manchester United will use their Champions League disappointment as a catalyst for victory in their crucial FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton. Because if they concede a goal they know they're almost out, and if you play at home it's very hard.

"I don't remember a risky situation for them, it was a good controlled performance by them without any danger". United had spent the entire tie, both home and away, terrified to take the initiative and waiting for an opposition mistake that never came, rather than trying to attack a modestly talented team.

"They're a decent team, they are not a team that frighten you".

Questions will be asked as to why Mourinho switched around the team and formation from that game.

Pogba, who cost a then world-record £89 million ($124 million) in 2016 as Mourinho's first big signing, was again dropped, this time in favour of the more robust Marouane Fellaini, a decision that drew stinging criticism from The Times newspaper.

Eric Bailly has proven that he is one of the best defenders in the Premier League, but it is clear that Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo are not up to the standard required at Old Trafford. "This club is massive and the support is huge, it's just down to our performance".

Vanessa Coleman

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