London: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has admitted the best team lost during their Champions League pre-quarterfinal win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday, adding his team didn't deserve to win but the game of football is like this.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson blew his top at the Turkish referee over a game-changing red card for Nani when his team was leading 1-0, and Madrid then scored twice in three minutes to reach the Champions League's quarter-finals, and to make matters worse Mourinho said it was the Red Devils who should have gone through.
Mourinho said independent of the decision, the best team lost, adding they didn't deserve to win but football is like this.
Mourinho added he is not speaking about the decision, as he is not sure about it.
United were leading through an own goal from Madrid captain Sergio Ramos just after the break and were in control until Nani was shown a straight red card in the 57th minute.
Nani caught Alvaro Arbeloa in the chest with his studs while trying to control a high ball, but the contact appeared accidental.