Mourinho slams United as they hand title to City

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2018

But, just a week after spoiling City's title party by beating their local rivals 3-2 at the Etihad, the way United abjectly gifted the title to their neighbours will sting.

"It's incredible the way we played and I am so glad to be here and be part of this club", he said after the 3-1 win over Spurs at Wembley.

But United missing out on the 2017-18 Premier League means for the first time in his career and across six different managerial positions, Mourinho has failed to win a domestic league title at the end of his second season at a club.

"Forty points was the target at the start of the season and hopefully we've done enough now to secure our Premier League status", Ritchie told Sky Sports. "Premier League Champions 17/18", City tweeted soon after the final whistle.

Mourinho was less than thrilled with midfielder Paul Pogba's performance, removing him before the hour for Anthony Martial under the guise of making sure the France worldwide did not pick up a second yellow card.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", Mourinho said during his post-match interview.

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Jay Rodriguez headed in a 73rd-minute winning goal to seal only a second win since August and allow City to clinch the title without kicking a ball. "They beat us over the two games and that's all you can say".

"I don't know if I was the first or second or third but I congratulate them face to face when I had the chance", said Mourinho. His decision to forego the match looked justified considering West Brom's terrible form, but the visitors easily coped with United's ponderous attacks and looked risky going forward. That didn't make me feel super happy and, in my opinion, it affected some of the people that were too happy.

The 2012 title win had the infamous last-gasp goal by Sergio Aguero. "One thing we have to improve is consistency". "Everything was slow. Everyone was one more touch, one more trick, one more flick, one more turn".

But realistically, every person in that tight corridor outside the Old Trafford dressing room knew City had effectively taken a huge step towards the title that day.

"Today is a sense of achievement because we've won the title in a way for the first time, I'd like to have won all other titles, so I'm extremely proud about this, and extremely aware of how fast these moments can go".

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