Despite having three European cups to their name, Jose Mourinho has sensationally said that Sevilla are a ‘more succesful’ side than Man Utd.
The Spanish side dumped United out of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night thanks to two quick fire goals from substitute strike Wissam Ben Yedder.
Despite Sevilla never winning the European Cup, Mourinho was quick to point out Sevilla’s recent European pedigree, having won three consecutive Europa League titles between 2014 and 2016, before finally surrendering their crown to United last season.
Speaking in defence of his sides exit from the Champions League, Mourinho said:
“We went out to a side that’s more successful than Manchester United in last seven years in Europe.
“We went out to a side that has a huge tradition in knockout competitions, a side in the Spanish cup final. We’re out to a team that knocked out Atletico Madrid in two legs.
“We were knocked out by a team that’s brilliant in their approach for many years, with their scouting system, the way they invest with every Euro.”
He also went on to add that he would be interested in signing some of Sevilla’s players.
“Do you think they didn’t have any players who could play in my team? In Sevilla, there are many players who would play in my team.”