Manchester United received quite a blow after facing defeat in the Champions League fixture against Sevilla. Much expectedly, having missed out on an opportunity to grab hold of the prestigious cup, the players were in tears after the final whistle.
However, surprisingly, Jose Mourinho took up the blame for the collapse, in the hopes of putting an end to the heavily emotional situation his players were in.
The Times reported that some players were crying inside the dressing room. The Portuguese tactician then approached them to say: “When we win, we all win, when we lose, I lose alone.”
Furthermore, he also wished the Sevilla players luck for their upcoming fixtures, which was applauded and appreciated by the team members.
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The Special One was clearly reluctant to share the blame with the players, stressing that he was pleased with the reaction of the players to the defeat.
He proclaimed: “I’m happy with this sadness. Really happy with that. But there is no time to be sad for a long time. We have a match on Saturday and hopefully the players will be back on the training ground and focused on that important game.”
The only hopeful competition remaining for the Mancunians is the FA Cup. Meanwhile, there have been a few reports claiming a few members of the board were unsure of Mourinho’s prospects at Old Trafford.
But nonetheless, the gaffer has the fullest of support and backing from the executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward.