"When a team win, everyone wins, but when a team loses, the coach loses", he said after the game, as quoted by Marca.
The newspaper was particularly scathing about Mourinho's starting XI, saying: "Mourinho's behaviour over Pogba, named on the bench at the expense of Fellaini. was classic hubris".
But they have now moved into the quarter-finals of Europe's elite club competition for the first time since 1958, having drawn the first leg 0-0.
Romelu Lukaku pulled one back but it was not enough. "That's football, it's not the end of the world", Mourinho said. "Yes we have to look at winning the FA Cup and finishing in the top four". No energy, no fast start. How about the latest disappointing display by new signing Alexis Sanchez?
Manchester United, however, keep investing in their squad and - without a shadow of a doubt - have players who can play good attacking football.
Other observers seemed to agree.
United's performance was poor and only had urgency after his double.
Sevilla are just the third side to score more than two goals at Old Trafford against United under Mourinho - Manchester City twice and Burnley have beaten them to it. By the midway point of the second half, Sevilla had grown into the game - Ever Banega and Steven Nzonzi controlling the midfield - and United's players knew they were in a precarious situation.
But Ferdinand and Scholes weren't exclusively focusing on Mourinho, saying the players needed to take the blame too. "You are going for a place in the Champions League quarterfinals and there was no desire, heavy legs".
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has lambasted Jose Mourinho for his comments following Manchester United's Champions League exit.
Former England worldwide Scholes didn't hold back in his assessment of Manchester United's surprise Champions League exit.