Jose Mourinho: The best team lost
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho admits the best team lost as Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League
Manchester United fans were left heart-broken because of the controversial events that took place at Old Trafford. It was a real shame as the game was ruined by the wrong decision taken by the referee.
It was an almost even first half with United reaching the closest to score. The Red Devils were looking composed and disciplined in their defence after taking the lead at 48th minute by a Sergio Ramos own goal.
United were soon reduced to 10-men on the 56th minute, courtesy of an unjustifiable red card shown to Nani. Mourinho consoled Nani when he was walking off the pitch and showed his support for his countryman.
Modric, after coming off the bench, scored a screamer at 66th minute and Ronaldo sealed the victory and knocked his former club out of the tournament. The Portuguese didn’t celebrate his goal and also gestured his apologies.
The English giants found themselves helpless to defend after being shaken off by the refree and the luck didn’t favour them to score another goal. The match ended 3-2 on aggregate in favour of Madrid and left Sir Alex and his players furious, but there were no ugly scenes at the Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho hugged Sir Alex Ferguson and shook his hands almost apologetically, right before leaving the field. He told Sky Sports: "Independent of the decision, the best team lost. We didn't deserve to win but football is like this.
"I am not speaking about the decision as I am not sure about it. Independent of that, the best team lost."
It was amazing to see a humble Jose Mourinho and he surely did it in a show-stoppingly dramatic manner.
It was a night that will be talked about for ages to come but surely it is one of the nights that every United fan would want to forget.
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