Manchester United fans were left absolutely baffled by their manager’s tactics against Sevilla in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho couldn’t have gotten things more wrong than he did at Old Trafford with his side crashing out against the Spanish team.
Many expected United to cruise through to the quarter finals but it appeared a job too difficult to complete for the starting XI.
Mourinho had the perfect opportunity to maintain the same team that blew away Liverpool just days earlier but chopped and changed his line-up much to the surprise of supporters.
The Portuguese manager will surely have no excuses for what fans were forced to witness over the two legs against the poor La Liga team.
A truly miserable performance #MUFC over the two legs. I'm sure Mourinho will find an excuse for it, or a pundit or a referee to criticise, but that was really really poor. So negative. Sevilla the better team in both legs
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) March 13, 2018
Unusual for Mourinho to get his tactics so wrong on the European stage. It’s not just tactics though – some of those players simply are not good enough to play for Manchester United.
— Ben Fairthorne (@BFairthorne) March 13, 2018
You blame the players if this is a once in a while perfomance. But lets be honest this has been happening for a while now. Individual perfomances have saved us in the past but sadly not today. Serious questions need to be asked of Mourinho's tactics because we dont play as a team
— Russell (@FutboIRussell) March 13, 2018
Mourinho just got it alllll wrong tonight, allll wrong; he probably won't admit though. #MUFC
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) March 13, 2018
United and Mourinho got what they deserved. Pathetic set up, pathetic performances over both legs.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) March 13, 2018
Disgraceful tactics by Mourinho. Can't believe we were parking the bus and hoofing the ball to Fellaini and Lukaku at home to one of the worst teams in la liga.
— SCHOLES (@iamscholes) March 13, 2018
On the bright side of things Romelu Lukaku continued his fine form by grabbing his team a single goal to make it all slightly less embarrassing.
Sevilla eventually ran out 2-1 winners but it was the Belgian’s effort that gave the Red Devils some hope before time ran out.
Lukaku was of course guilty of missing a couple of opportunities as some of his teammates did but he can at least walk off the pitch with his head held high.
Other than the goal, his work rate and hold up play were brilliant once more as he continues to develop into a more complete striker.
Jose though has plenty to think about after losing against the Spanish side who were there for the taking at Old Trafford.