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Scott McTominay, Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho had a brilliant reaction when asked about Scott McTominay's performance

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It seems like Jose Mourinho cannot dodge questions about under-performing players right now.

Manchester United struggled to a 0-0 draw away at Sevilla in the Champions League knockout stages on Wednesday and now have plenty of pressure on their shoulders for the second leg at Old Trafford in two weeks time.

As usual, Mourinho was pressed about some of his star men in the post-match press conference and indeed, his decision to bench Paul Pogba for what many could view as their biggest game of the season.

The Frenchman missed the weekend's FA Cup victory over Huddersfield through illness and youth team graduate Scott McTominay has played well in his absence.

Mourinho, who has been accused of not giving youngsters a chance in the past, persisted with McTominay in Seville, but an injury to Ander Herrera after just 17 minutes saw Pogba take to the field anyway.

After the game, reporters showered Mourinho in Pogba-related questions, but when one actually bothered to mention McTominay's impressive display, the Special One had a fantastic reaction.

Watch the clip below to see pure joy from Mourinho:

In his post-match press conference, Mourinho was also asked about Sanchez's willingness to work back for his side. A perplexed Mourinho proceeded to make a detailed explanation about responsibilities on the pitch.

"I think you are all, how many of you are all in a new sport?" Mourinho asked rhetorically. "When in England some guys say the wingers shouldn't defend, the next time I see David Beckham I am going to ask him: 'David when you played right wing for Manchester United, when the left-back attacked, do you stay looking at the stands or do you come back with the guy?' I am going to ask David that.

"And everybody knows I am not a big friend with Roy Keane or Paul Scholes but I will ask them: 'When your team lost the ball, did you drop back or did you stay walking on the pitch?'

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"Because now it looks like all the good players have to play free and when the team has the ball, which is such a stupid thing to say. When the team has the ball you attack, when the team doesn't have the ball, you defend.

"But it doesn't look like that now, some guys now are creating a new sport but I don't see it. The winning teams, the top teams in the world now, not 20 or 30 years ago, everybody works and everybody has tactical discipline."

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