Jose Mourinho was given a warm round of applause by Sevilla’s players after visiting their dressing room inside Old Trafford last night.
The La Liga side made history by reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their long history, after a quick-fire double from substitute Wissam Ben Yedder condemned Mourinho’s Manchester United to a 2-1 defeat.
Mourinho is often known for his short temper after defeats, and has often been accused of sour grapes, but perhaps he’s mellowing as he gets older.
Apparently, once the dust had settled, the Special One made a point of visiting the Sevilla players and extending them his personal congratulations, and it seems the gesture was received rather well, according to BBC journalist Simon Stone:
Jose Mourinho went into the Sevilla dressing room after the game last night – he had asked for permission – to congratulate them and wish them best of luck for rest of competition. The gesture was appreciated.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) March 14, 2018
Perhaps there’s more than meets the eye to Mourinho at times, eh?
United now turn their attentions to the FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton on Saturday, but will they be hungover from last night’s result?