Jose Mourinho: Manchester City didn’t win the title because Manchester United lost to West Brom

Jose Mourinho: Manchester City didn’t win the title because Manchester United lost to West Brom

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has denied his team’s involvement in Manchester City being crowned as Premier League winners.

West Brom managed to defeat the Portuguese boss’s side on Sunday afternoon which made it mathematically impossible to chase their fierce rivals any longer.

Despite United’s 1-0 defeat, Mourinho has insisted it had nothing to do with City becoming champions much to the amusement of many.

Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku all featured at one point or other during the loss but none could help beat the Baggies.

Red Devils’ supporters were bitterly disappoint by their side’s performance and that it came on the back of beating the Sky Blues in incredible fashion last week.

According to Herald Scotland, Jose said: “I knew that sooner or later that (they) would be (champions) and if I was in their position I would be very upset if somebody said that they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Bromwich Albion.

“They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points. They lost only two matches because they were the best team. That’s the reason why they were champions.”

While Jose Mourinho is correct in his assessment, he can’t completely deny Manchester United’s involvement in the way Manchester City won the title.

Had the players done their job they could’ve forced their cross town rivals into becoming champions through their own means.

As great as it was to beat City last week at the Etihad to deny them the title, it’s now a bittersweet feeling having lost to West Brom.

Mourinho questioned his players’ mentalities and there’s no surprise given that he did all he could do tactically to force a response.

As much as critics have blamed the former Real Madrid man for how he’s failed to bring more out of the United squad, they must also criticise the players for their psychological weaknesses.

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