Manchester United exited the Champions League after suffering a mortifying 1-2 loss to Sevilla at Old Trafford last night.
Wissam Ben Yedder’s brace helped the visitors secure a place in the quarter-finals of the European tournament, while the major share of criticism was borne by Red Devils’ boss, Jose Mourinho.
However, one of his star players believes that it wasn’t the Special One’s fault alone, but instead, ‘something was wrong with some players’.
United’s sole goal-scorer on the night, Romelu Lukaku seemed to be more disappointed than any of his teammates after the humbling loss, and didn’t hold back while expressing his distress during the post-match interview.
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The Belgian striker bluntly pointed out that some of his comrades were ‘hiding’ as he talked to BT Sport after the match.
“Something was wrong with some players, some players were hiding,” Lukaku said. “I think we started the game well, but then we let them get a bit of control in the game. We had a few half-chances but we didn’t score.
“Then they scored the first goal and from that moment on, we tried to chase the game. Then they scored the second one which was a big blow. At the end, we kept pushing, but it was not enough.
“We should have done much better today because, with the quality that we have in the team, I think we should have gone through. But we didn’t deserve it because we weren’t good enough.
“We should have scored earlier, I think maybe in the first half with the half-chances that we created. The last pass today was not good enough – we always get in the right position but the last pass to each other was not good enough and I think that’s what killed us today.
“In the dressing room, some people are disappointed with the result because we expected better from ourselves. We wanted to go very far in the Champions League because that’s what a club like Manchester United needs to do. But we couldn’t do it today and that’s why we’re disappointed.”