Jose Mourinho said "nothing surprised" him and he "didn't learn anything" from Manchester United's Champions League defeat to Valencia.
United slumped to a 2-1 loss at Mestalla, missing the chance to finish top of Group H after Juventus' surprise defeat to Young Boys.
With a trip to Liverpool on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, Mourinho made eight changes for the match, including recalling Paul Pogba to the starting line-up.
But he said: "I didn't learn anything at all. Nothing surprised me at all."
United go through as runners-up into Monday's draw for the last 16, with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich their potential opponents in the next round.
Finishing first would have earned them a tie against one of Atletico Madrid, Roma, Schalke, Ajax and Lyon.
"I think to qualify in this group is a success, never a failure. To finish second in this group is always a success," Mourinho said.
"Before the game I told the players if we win and Juve win, we did our job. If we don't win and Juve don't win we can blame ourselves.
"Apart from a couple of clubs that are clearly much better than the others, I don't think the draw will be significantly different.
"There are teams that finish second that the ones that finish first will not be happy to play against."