"We had good periods, we didn't have great control over the game, but I can't say there was anything wrong with my players and their intention to play".
Paul Pogba, as in the goalless first leg three weeks ago, began on the bench and was introduced on the hour in place of Marouane Fellaini, with Mourinho risking the ire of those United fans who demand an attacking approach on home soil by starting the Belgian.
Questions will be asked as to why Mourinho switched around the team and formation from that game.
With only David de Gea to beat, Ben Yedder shot straight at the United goalkeeper but by that stage, he had already inflicted enough damage on United. "This is football. It's not the end of the world".
Jose Mourinho dismissed suggestions that he has seen little return on his massive spending at Manchester United in the wake of Champions League elimination at the hands of Sevilla. I sit in the chair with Real Madrid, Man United out. I did my best, the players did their best. "We lost, that's football".
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His negative tactics were ultimately undone by Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella, whose second-half tactical switch, introducing substitute Ben Yedder for Luis Muriel, prove the decisive moment in the game.
Sevilla on the other hand are missing the services of former Manchester City star Jesus Navas but are not facing serious injuries in other sectors.
Lukaku sparked a late fightback by turning in a Marcus Rashford corner but United could not match Sevilla's clinical edge in front of goal.
On Saturday against Liverpool, Mourinho gave Bailly his first start since November and he showed why he's often regarded as United's best defender.
Indeed, of Sevilla's 10 efforts on goal in the first period only one weak Muriel effort forced De Gea into making a save.
It all began for him at Old Trafford, nearly 14 years ago to the day, when Costinha's 90th-minute goal against Sir Alex Ferguson's team knocked United out and sent Mourinho sprinting down the touchline in his raincoat.