City have been the best says Jose

Ruben Hill
April 16, 2018

West Brom is still nine points from safety and looks destined for relegation.

He said, "The commitment, the desire, and I asked if Pogba can do that all the time, the way he played against City". Yet, in order to do that, they would have to repeat performances like that one for the best part of the 38 matches. The victory over United was the Baggies' first league triumph on the road since August.

Manchester United are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as the summer transfer window gives Mourinho the chance to significantly bolster his squad.

But a drop in form allowed City to race ahead, leaving the rest of the Premier League in their wake.

After all their efforts to stop City from clinching the league in their 3-2 derby win last week, United offered a clear reminder of why they have not been close contenders for the title this year with an abject display, lacking in creativity. Well, they did beat Chelsea Liverpool and Manchester City in the previous five games and were obviously brimming with confidence.

"I saw lots of people [over] the moon because we won against City".

"Everything was complicated, we couldn't play fast or think fast, everything was complicated, one more touch to control, one more turn, one more flick, one more trick and we always gave them the opportunity to be solid".

Mourinho lambasted his players for over-elaborating in possession, calling them "masters of complication", after they produced a performance completely at odds with the stirring second-half showing in their 3-2 title-delaying victory against City last week.

"Manchester City won the title because they won more points than everybody else, because yesterday they won against Tottenham, because during the season they lost only two matches". "With my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency".

French midfielder Paul Pogba was once again substituted off by manager Jose Mourinho during Manchester United's shock defeat on Sunday, and the Portuguese has since provided some insight into why he made that decision. "They won because they were the best team and lost only a few points". "Everything was complicated. Players they didn't want to or couldn't play simple", Mourinho told SkyTV afterwards.

"After beating Manchester City we wanted a winning spirit until the end of the season but today was one of those days".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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