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Sir Alex Ferguson’s grimace sums up Manchester United’s shocking defeat to Sevilla

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Sir Alex Ferguson's grimace sums up Manchester United's shocking performance vs Sevilla
Manchester United are out of the Champions League (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage after a shock defeat to Sevilla at Old Trafford and Sir Alex Ferguson summed up the loss at the final whistle.

Ben Yedder’s double gave the La Liga side a shock 2-0 lead at Old Trafford and Romelu Lukaku’s late goal wasn’t enough to mount a comeback.

United were the overriding favourites to progress to the last-eight but there was no hiding for Jose Mourinho afterwards, who said his squad must put the defeat behind them and focus on Brighton in the FA Cup on Saturday.

United fans were understandably angry leaving the Theatre of Dreams and Sir Alex Ferguson’s facial expression said everything about the club’s performance on one of their worst nights since his retirement.

Sir Alex Ferguson's grimace sums up Manchester United's shocking performance vs Sevilla
Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League (Picture: BT Sport)

The 76-year-old was in attendance at the Theatre of Dreams but couldn’t have been happy with what he saw.

United’s defeat means they club have only reached the last eight of the competition once since Sir Alex stepped down and that was during David Moyes’ ill-fated ten months at the club.

A 2-1 win against Liverpool last Saturday means United have a five-point cushion on their Merseyside rivals in the race for second spot but it remains to be seen how damaging this defeat will be to morale.

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