Mourinho: The best team lost

The Madrid coach does not think his side deserved to win their Champions League match this evening, and claimed that the Red Devils were superior during the game

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United were better than his team during Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.

United attacker Nani was sent off in the second half for a high challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa, with Madrid going on to score twice after that decision.

“Independent of the red card decision, the best team lost,” Mourinho told ITV after the final whistle.

The Red Devils had taken the lead shortly after half-time when Sergio Ramos deflected Nani’s cross past his own goalkeeper, before the same United player was shown a straight red card by the referee Cuneyt Cakir.

Los Blancos overturned United’s lead following Nani’s dismissal as Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo scored in quick succession but their coach said after the game that they were fortunate to triumph.

“We didn’t deserve to win,” the 50-year-old said.

“We didn’t play well, but football is like this.”

The draw for the quarter-finals will take place in Nyom on March 15.

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