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Defeat is always a tough situation to handle, particularly when one is not used to it. And in cases where success and unparalleled numbers have defined a career, the sight of your team facing an unexpected exit hurts even more.

This was precisely what a heartbroken Sir Alex Ferguson had to face following  United’s 2-1 loss to Sevilla during their second leg which spelled their exit from Europe’s highest competition this season.

The Red Devils would have been expecting a victory despite the goalless draw in Spain.

However, what happened at Old Trafford on Tuesday night was arguable the side’s worst performance in a long time.


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While the sorry sights of players were captured well by panning cameras, it was Jose Mourinho fuming to the dugouts that was a match-defining sight.

But if that wasn’t enough, United’s most iconic gaffer had more to show. SAF was clearly in an unhappy mood following the defeat and the sorry look says it all.

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Perhaps the home loss reminded him of his career’s last encounter with Champions League football when another Spanish side- Real Madrid, eliminated the English side. Back then, it was a poor decision on part of the referee that spelled the defeat.

However, what happened simply cannot be excused as United were looking in all sorts of trouble.

The boos resounding around the stadium after the full time whistle told the…

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