Wissam Ben Yedder dumps Man Utd out of Champions League, Mourinho faces barrage of criticism

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Man Utd crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night after a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford to Sevilla, with Wissam Ben Yedder doing the damage for the visitors.

The second-half substitute had barely been on the field before he struck his first, but he wasn’t done there as he added a second shortly after to end all hope for United advancing to the quarter-finals.

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Romelu Lukaku scored to give faint hope to the home faithful of an unlikely comeback, but it wasn’t to be on a very disappointing night for the Red Devils as they looked a shadow of the side that beat Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend.

Here’s the good, the bad and the weird from Old Trafford…

The good

Wissam Ben Yedder’s impact off the bench. In truth, both sides were devoid of quality in the final third for the most part as neither looked on form on the night.

However, the 27-year-old’s introduction after 72 minutes changed the game for Vincenzo Montella’s side, as he scored in 74th and 78th minute to completely swing the tie in Sevilla’s favour.

To make it all the more impressive, he kept his composure to finish past David de Gea no less on two occasions, and he was unlucky not to have more as Man Utd pushed up in search of a way back into the game, leaving themselves exposed at the back in the process.

The bad

Man United’s overall performance. For a side that just beat Liverpool at the weekend, this was a completely different team on Tuesday night.

They looked shaky at the back as perhaps nerves played a part with an away goal potentially proving so important, while they simply didn’t look like they had the quality to break Sevilla down.

It only came as they ramped up the pressure through desperation late on that Lukaku managed to get one back, but it was too little too late from the home side who were very poor on the night and arguably deserved to be knocked out over the two legs.

The weird

The decision to play Marouane Fellaini. In a game in which Man Utd should of grabbed by the scruff of the neck and attacked to go out and win it, Mourinho for some reason opted for solidity instead of quality.

Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay were benched, and in came Fellaini to start alongside Nemanja Matic. It was a poor and bizarre decision given the circumstances, and it was one of the reasons that cost United a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

As noted in the reaction below from supporters, they weren’t impressed with the Portuguese tactician…

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