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Mourinho will not avoid United criticism

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The Portuguese tactician hit back at his critics following the elimination of the Red Devils from the Champions League.

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho insisted he will take the blame for his team’s poor performance in the last 16-tie in the Champions League against Sevilla.

The Red Devils’s rather defensive outlook in their 1-2 loss to the Spaniards at Old Trafford caused a lot of controversy regarding the Special One’s approach, but Mourinho’s comments appeared to have made the situation even worse.

The Portuguese tactician insisted that City’s incredible form is the fruit of a lot of work and investments, while United’s recent history is not quite the same.

“I say to the fans that the fans are the fans and have the right to their opinions and reactions. But there is something that I used to call football heritage,” he said as quoted by Goal.

“And what a manager inherits is something like the last time that Manchester United were in the Champions League final, which didn’t happen a lot of times, was in 2011. Since 2011, 2012, out in the group phase, the group was almost the same group we had this season, Benfica, Basel and Galati from Romania. Out in the group phase.”