However, the Special One believes that one of the opposition goals was offside.
The Red Devils succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Real in the Macedonian capital of Skopje, Casemiro and Isco putting the Spaniards ahead and Romelu Lukaku halving United’s deficit.
“I think we did well, I think we lost to one goal which shows the result was really short and one of their goals was an offside. With a good VAR system it would be 1-1 and extra-time,” Mourinho told BT Sport after the game.
“They could have scored more goals than they did, we could have scored more goals than we did. They had a period of dominance at middle of the first half and we had a period of dominance at middle of the second half.
“We were playing a team full of fantastic players, we discussed the result until almost the end. I say almost because with Cristiano Ronaldo coming on, because every time Ronaldo wanted a free kick the game was stopped. We gave them a fight but have reasons to leave optimistic and proud. Let’s go for Sunday.”