United’s Champions League exit has stirred up a number of different reactions from across the globe, especially because of the club’s massive reputation and an even bigger fan base.
The defeat to Sevilla comes as a very tough pill to swallow for the Old Trafford faithful, but that doesn’t conceal the fact that the Red Devils’ performance against the La Liga side was extremely sub-standard.
Be it the missed chances up-front or an absolutely abysmal display at the back, United’s loss has once again called manager Jose Mourinho’s tactics into question. And former Barcelona star, Gary Lineker, has simply berated the Red Devils’ game-plan.
Lineker tweeted: “You can’t say Sevilla don’t deserve their victory. They’ve won tactically and been better all over. United’s game-plan was baffling: deep lying, ponderous and negative.”
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And while the English club continues’ to be ridiculed by almost every pundit, multiple United stars have taken it to social media in order to apologize for the demeaning loss.
Rashford tweeted: “Fell short last night, hard result to take! We have to bounce back on Saturday #MUFC”.
A heavy-hearted Eric Bailly asked for forgiveness, as he posted via twitter: “We ask the fans for forgiveness following our exit. Last night was terrible and we must all reflect and take note so it doesn’t happen again. It’s painful, but we have to get right back up, dust ourselves off, and look ahead.”
Lingard also revealed his emotions as he tweeted: “Angry. Sad. Hurt. Disappointed. A lot of emotions, But knowing how good the bond is between the club, fans and players shows me that we can stick together through the ups and downs and that we can bounce back.”
Meanwhile, Lukaku clarified his earlier comments regarding his teammates via this post on his Instagram: “Never will i criticise my teammates! Hiding your face when you’re upset in the dressing room is normal…
“The result is terrible but we’re @manchesterunited we will bounce back for sure with your support! Another big game coming up time to prepare for that one! 200 Goals now in my young career but it’s time to add trophies in my career… time to work even harder”.