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Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United did not hand Manchester City the Premier League title'

By , Reporter | 11mo
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stresses that Manchester City won the Premier League title "because they won more points than everyone else".

Jose Mourinho has stressed that Manchester City won the Premier League title "because they won more points than everyone else" and not because Manchester United lost to West Bromwich Albion.

The Citizens' 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday meant that the Red Devils had to avoid defeat against the league's basement side on Sunday to keep the title race alive.

However, West Brom's 1-0 win at Old Trafford means that Man United are now 16 points behind Man City in the table with just five games left to play in the campaign.

Mourinho criticised his players for the "difference in attitude" from last week's 3-2 derby win, but also disputed the narrative that United's loss to Albion is what handed Man City the title.

"I won eight titles and I am not on the moon because I won against Manchester City," the Portuguese told Sky Sports News.

"I saw lots of people on the moon because we won against City. You could see the difference in the attitude to players compared to last week. We deserve to be punished, but the defeat was too heavy.

"I have won titles, I would not be happy if someone said the title was won if someone loses a match. City won the title because they won more points than everyone else, not... because United did not win, it is not fair on them."

Man United sit just one point above third-placed Liverpool, with fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur a further three points behind.



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914
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2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914
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