It was a match that will take many Manchester United fans long time to heal from the disappointment. After a barren draw in Spain, Manchester were expected to come and finish the job in England in the second leg of their champions league round of 16 tie.
Despite a disappointing first leg outing, many still believed that United were going to edge a Sevilla side that have been appalling all season long. Also coming from the back of a moral boosting win against Liverpool, it was expected to be easier than United made it look like.
The starting line up from Jose Mourinho was the first concern as the likes of McTomminey and Juan Mata were dropped for Fellaini and Lingard. The Fellaini way of football did not bring any possibility of United winning the game after Sevilla held on after the initial pressure from United early in the first half. Going into the break still at 0-0 made it open for either side to take.
It was Sevilla that took the initiative first in the match as they scored through Ben Yeder. This came as a surprise for the Old Trafford fans who never believed they could be pecked back at home.
It was after Ben Yeder added his second of the night that it was almost clear United are heading for the exit in this year’s champions league. Romelu Lukaku gave United something to hold on to as he scored to end the tie 2-1. This was one of the worst United performance over two legs.
With just four shorts on target over 180 minutes shows that United were poor on the night. The league is out of reach for United now and their only hope of a silverware is the FA cup. It will be interesting to see how United fans sees Jose Mourinho’s season in charge of the club after starting the season on the high with the hope of winning the league but currently sit 16 points behind city rivals, Manchester City.