Mourinho responds to United critics after goalless draw away to Sevilla


Man United manager Jose Mourinho seemed happy with his side’s goalless draw away to Sevilla in their UCL round of 16 first league encounter after being asked if his team were lucky to emerge unscathed from the tie.

However. Mourinho didn’t heap praise on the Man of the match on the night David De Gea, as he insisted that the 0:0 scoreline was a fair result although Sevilla dominated the game and had 25 attempts on goal

“No, I am not relieved,” the United boss, who faces former club Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, said.

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“I think we finished the game with more space with more close to the possibility of scoring a goal, so no.

“I think that the only moment where we felt relieved was in the last couple of minutes in the first half, where a couple of our mistakes in possession (meant) they had a couple of good situations, with two great saves from David.”

Mourinho went on to point out Scott McTominay’s contribution on the night as he heaped praise on the youngster. He added:
“That gave this fantastic stadium the emotion they normally have for 90 minutes.

“Apart from that I was never relieved. The game was even, the stats are what they are.

“Sometimes you have 15 shots, but 13 of them were what I call ‘statistic shots’, so I really feel that the result reflects what the game was.

“You ask me is it a good result? I say it is not good, it is not bad.

“We had two legs to play and now we have one match to decide everything at Old Trafford.”

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