There's only one man to blame for Manchester United's Champions League exit

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When United pressed, generally via their long-ball tactic, the Sevilla defense marshalled by Lenglet was on hand to admirably deal with the threat created by the men in red.

"I said that it would be a disappointment if we lost the match.

Of course, being Manchester United manager and losing a Champions League tie at home is a delusion obviously".

United are 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City and the FA Cup represents their best chance of silverware this season.

Reds fans have been quick to goad Mourinho and United for their failure to progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League - a feat Jurgen Klopp's men managed with a 5-0 aggregate score against Portugal giants Porto. "Well, you know, some tears were flowing with some players, some players were hiding", he said.

So I don't think it's something new for the club.

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Asked what has to change now to get United into the top-eight teams in Europe, Mourinho retorted: "Everything".

Romelu Lukaku reduced United's arrears, but it was too little, too late with United boss Jose Mourinho's decision to once again drop Paul Pogba certain to be scrutinised.

It felt there was anxiety in the air from the start of the 2-1 loss at Old Trafford on Tuesday, which began - somewhat fittingly - with a long ball lumped up toward Marouane Fellaini. He said United looked like a team full of "strangers".

But as good as United were against Liverpool, they were at least as bad against Sevilla. We have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours, that's football.

Manchester United, however, keep investing in their squad and - without a shadow of a doubt - have players who can play good attacking football. "We didn't deserve it because we weren't good enough". But a fantastic team like Tottenham has exactly the same target as us to do that.

United need to bounce back quickly as they play Brighton in the FA Cup on Saturday - and that's even more important now it's the only competition they have a realistic chance of winning in.