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Romelu Lukaku clarifies 'hiding' comments after Champions League exit

14 March 2018, 06:51 | Joan Schultz

Romelu Lukaku clarifies 'hiding' comments after Champions League exit

Romelu Lukaku clarifies 'hiding' comments after Champions League exit

United striker Romelu Lukaku also missed a chance from close-range, as the Red Devils attempted to pull themselves back into the tie.

Rashford played the full 90 minutes but was unable to build on his impressive showing in the 2-1 victory over Liverpool at the weekend.

The Belgian hasn't always played as well as he did on Tuesday against the Red Devils' most hard opponents, but those matches have rarely been played on the front foot.

The MEN add fans started chants of "attack, attack, attack" in just the 37th minute.

Then the camera trained on Mourinho, the Portuguese coach sauntering down to the tunnel, hands buried in his coat pockets, soundtracked by a cacophony of boos and jeers.

It was only their second home defeat in 55 games, but Manchester United were below par against an average looking Sevilla side who did struggle to cope once the home side starting pouring men forward towards the end of the game.

"I don't remember a risky situation for them, it was a good controlled performance by them without any danger".

I've sat in this chair twice before, with Porto - Man Utd out, and with Real Madrid - Man Utd out, so this is nothing new for this football club.

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Ultimately, the buck stops with 'the Special One, ' and he will know that his side should've taken the game by the scruff of the neck and been out of sight by half time.

"I sat in this chair twice in the Champions League after knocking out Manchester United [in the last 16] at home, at Old Trafford", he said, according to BBC Football. "I don't think we had control of the game because the opponent had that, but I can not say that my players had something wrong in terms of their attitude and their intention to play". We lost and tomorrow is another day and Saturday is another match.

"It was a good, happy move by Vincenzo to bring Ben Yedder and when they scored the first goal it's completely different".

It's true that Sevilla haven't had the best of seasons, and the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Eibar, Real Betis and Spartak Moscow have put five past them in 2017/18. Sevilla won but so did the side who tried to play the game.

Though there has not been a lot of sparkling football from Manchester United, the pragmatic approach helped the team win trophies last season, and looked like it was helping them do well this season as well.

"Everything, everything together. Everybody spends money right, it's not just us, right?" We should have done much better. And after replacing the ineffective Muriel, he scored two goals with his first two touches at Old Trafford.

So far, United aren't even meeting that minimum demand from their supporters and it is questionable how long they will remain patient while it is inevitable that comparisons between Mourinho and Guardiola will continue to be made.

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