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Manchester United savaged by club legends after Sevilla humiliation

Manchester United legends Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes ripped into Jose Mourinho’s flops after their humiliating Champions League exit.

Substitute Ben Yedder scored twice in four minutes to dump United out of the Champions League and BT Sport’s Ferdinand and Scholes were scathing of their lame display.

Ferdinand said: “It was embarrassing. The team have got to be set up to perform, but they weren’t.

“The attitude seemed off. They were lethargic. Terrible. I didn’t see this performance coming, especially after Liverpool. They looked like a team thrown together, full of strangers.

“This team looked like a team who didn’t have it in them to win. Alexis Sanchez was like a stranger. From one to 11, they were shocking.”

Scholes felt United were too negative over both legs and said: “It was difficult watching that and the first game.

“There was no desire, no energy, no speed. It’s inexplicable. Go back to the first game – teams go and try. United didn’t try and win the game.

“They should be able to do much better with all the money that’s been spent on that team. You can accept defeat if the attitude is right, but that wasn’t the case.

“After beating Liverpool, they swaggered into the game thinking it would be a piece of cake.”

Mourinho tried to shrug off only his third defeat in 52 games at Old Trafford, claiming United fans should be used to seeing their side lose at home in the Champions League.

“I don’t want to make a drama of it,” said the United boss dismissively. “We don’t have time. We have a match on Saturday we have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours.

“That’s football. It’s not the end of the world. I sat in this chair twice before in the Champions League with Porto and Man United were out and with Real Madrid and Man United were out, so I don’t think it’s something new for the club.”

Mourinho tried to defend United’s negative display over the two legs, when they managed just four shots on target, and insisted they had no regrets.

“I don’t think the performance was bad,” he said. “I think the intention and the way we started was really good, really positive.

“Then after 10 or 15 minutes of that success without goals, Sevilla has a good team and they can hide the ball.

“The first goal will always change the direction of the game and the first goal was for them. Sometimes I am lucky with my changes and sometimes other managers are, it was a good change by Vincenzo Montella to bring on Ben Yedder.

“I don’t have regrets. I did my best, the players did their best. We tried, we lost and that’s football.”

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