Jose Mourinho has given his reason for why the side was unable to win the game against Basel that would have secured them Champions League progression.
The Red Devils conceded late in the game in a massive sucker punch for Mourinho and the fans.
The side would have secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League if they had avoided defeat in Switzerland.
Though, a late Daley Blind error gave Basel the chance to score and they took the chance without a second thought.
That left Manchester United fans livid at the end of the game but Jose Mourinho was left to face the press and give his reasons.
It was actually the attack that the Portuguese boss picked on as to why they were unable to win the game.
“We lost because in the first half we should be 5-0 but we couldn’t score after being so dominant and so dominant in such an easy way,” he explained.
“It looks for many periods of the first half that it was impossible not to win.”
Even stranger, the boss explained that they don’t even need to win their final group game.
In fact, he even claimed they don’t even need to draw the game if they are to secure their place in the next round.
That is because if they were to lose the game against CSKA at Old Trafford, the Russian’s would still need to win by a huge margin due to goal difference.
Mourinho: “We don’t need to win the (final group) match, we don’t even need to draw, but obviously we will try to win.“ #MUFC
— Man Utd Forum (@manutdnetwork) November 22, 2017
Man United fans rave about performance of one player
While there were many negatives to take from the Basel defeat, there was one positive.
That was the performance of one player that had Man United fans extremely positive about the future.
The player played a starring role during the goal and many suggested he was the only player worthy of playing out there.