Manchester United suffered a shock exit in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 loss to Sevilla (2-1 agg) after substitute Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice at Old Trafford.
Last month David De Gea saved the Red Devils’ blushes as they escaped Andalusia with a goalless draw, but Vincenzo Montella’s men did not allow another undercooked display to go unpunished.
An abject United performance got the outcome it deserved as Sevilla kicked on after a solid first-half display, with Ben Yedder coming off the bench to secure a 2-1 win and render Romelu Lukaku’s late goal pointless as the Spaniards progressed from the last-16 at the fourth time of asking.
The celebrations on the pitch were as wild as they were in the away end at full-time, while United were jeered off the field as the biggest week of their season was thrown off kilter.
Mourinho’s side showed none of the intensity displayed in the weekend win against rivals Liverpool, with Marouane Fellaini mustering the only noteworthy shot in a first half that the visitors edged.
Worse still, there was little response from the hosts in the second period.
Ben Yedder came off the bench to add another attacking dimension in the 72nd minute and within six minutes had ended the tie, following a fine low strike with an effort that De Gea could not prevent from crossing the line.
Lukaku reduced the deficit with six minutes remaining, but Sevilla had done enough to progress and leave United’s hopes of silverware resting on the FA Cup ahead of Saturday’s quarter-final against Brighton.
Old Trafford was half empty by the full-time whistle came, with those remaining booing a performance that started badly and only got worse.