Date: 14th March 2018 at 5:15am
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BY Richard Parks

Manchester United fans on Twitter were livid with Jose Mourinho after he claimed at his post-match media conference that it was “normal” for the club to exit the Champions League at the last-16 stage.

Mourinho’s side put in a lacklustre performance at Old Trafford on Tuesday as Sevilla won 2-1 on the night and on aggregate in the last-16 clash, despite United being overwhelming favourites after the first leg.

In his post-match press conference, Mourinho insisted he accepted his side’s performance, despite registering just four shots on goal over two legs, and referred to his victories over United as manager with Porto (2004) and Real Madrid (2013).

Mourinho said: “I’ve sat in this chair twice before in the Champions League, and I knock Man Utd out at home twice, with Porto – Man Utd out, and with Real Madrid – Man Utd out. So this is nothing new for this football club.

“I don’t want to make a drama out of it, we don’t have time for that. We have a match on Saturday, we have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours. And that’s football, it’s not the end of the world.”

The Portuguese boss, who started with Marouane Fellaini in midfield before substituting him for Paul Pogba with half an hour remaining, also defended his side’s lackluste performance.

His post-match comments were not well received by United fans, who ripped into the Portugese for claiming it was normal for the club to be out of the Champions League at this stage of the competition.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

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