Mourinho's post-match "no drama" comments and his freakish decision to remind fans that his Porto and Real Madrid teams had also eliminated United from the Champions League, left him open to more criticism. I sit in this chair with Porto (in 2004), Man United out. So I don't think it's something new for the club.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are now preparing for a return to FA Cup action and their home clash against Brighton and Hove Albion in the quarter-finals at Old Trafford on Saturday. We have a match on Saturday, we have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours and that's football.
I would like to make it succinctly clear that this defeat doesn't mean the end of the world for us.
"Something was wrong with some players, some players were hiding", Lukaku said.
Mourinho, who used to manage in Spain with giants Real Madrid, also explained how he felt that Sevilla had "control" of the tie after they managed to hold United to a 0-0 draw during the first leg a fortnight ago.
But when the team plays so conservatively and doesn't win, questions will be asked of Mourinho's methods that have always seemed at odds with United's heritage of entertaining soccer.
"We had good chances to score, but they scored one goal and from that moment everything became much more emotional".
Neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona sidelined their attacking players to stifle N'Zonzi when facing Sevilla but Fellaini's selection was purely a result of the presence of the former Blackburn and Stoke player. The game was won by the Andalusian's side desire to play football against the negative tactics employed by United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho who's game-plan appeared to be use long balls from De Gea looking for Fellaini or Lukaku.
"We tried from the first minute to be aggressive and intense, and I could find some similarities between the beginning of this game and against Liverpool last weekend, but then we didn't score and Sevilla progressively kept the ball and were confident hiding the ball from us and controlled the game well".
"We were just excellent, very good", said Italian manager Vincenzo Montella. It's a natural process.
But beyond the specific complaints over Mourinho's approach against the Spaniards, the context in which the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager operates makes it hard to see how his project will deliver a new era of glory at Old Trafford.