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Wednesday 15 August 2018

WATCH: Jose Mourinho involved in tetchy interview with RTÉ's Tony O'Donoghue after Sevilla draw

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was in a foul mood with the media last night after watching his side's draw goalless draw.

The result means that United need to win the return leg at Old Trafford to advance.

United keeper David de Gea pulled off a number of top saves to maintain a clean sheet but for the Portuguese that number was one.

"David de Gea? One amazing save and then nothing more to do. I think all the shots they had were easy shots, simple shots, statistic shots," he told RTÉ soccer correspondent Tony O'Donoghue.

"The shots that go to the clouds and go to the crowds are not for me shots so they had one great opportunity with a fantastic David save.

 "I’m not happy, I’m not unhappy. It’s a result that leaves everything open to the second leg.

"In the second leg we don’t need to make an amazing result of winning by two or three goals, we just  need to win. I know that is difficult, I know that Sevilla has experience and quality but it’s a match at Old Trafford to decide the result."

His demeanour worsened when O'Donoghue broached the subject of Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman was dropped for the game but was sprung from the bench after just 15 minutes following a hamstring injury to Ander Herrera.

Mourinho bemoaned the fact that the injury meant he could not involve Jesse Lingard in the game.

"It changed because I had one less change to make in the second half. I wanted also to bring Lingard into the game like I did with the other two fast wingers in the last part of the game, to try and win the game in that moment and it was not possible," he added.

"But in terms of the dynamic of the team I think Herrera was doing good work and Paul came and did the same good work."

Mourinho was asked if Pogba's showing was enough for him to be considered for the second leg.

 He responded by saying, "Who? The second leg is in two months time", before walking away.

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