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Alan Pardew: 'Jose Mourinho more of a winner than Pep Guardiola'

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Alan Pardew believes that the winning mentality of Jose Mourinho sets the Manchester United boss apart from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Alan Pardew has claimed that the winning mentality of Jose Mourinho sets the Manchester United boss apart from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

The Portuguese has been criticised for his negative approach to games against other big clubs this season, which has generally involved pragmatic tactics.

Pardew, however, insists that football is a results business and that taking three points is more important than providing entertainment for supporters.

In addition, the West Bromwich Albion manager - whose side host the Red Devils on Sunday - suggests that Mourinho is a proven winner, as shown by his Europa League, Community Shield and League Cup haul in his first season at Old Trafford.

"Jose and myself would love to win a game 4-0 playing flamboyant football," Pardew told reporters. "You can't do that, you just have to find a way to win sometimes. That's the thing he does better than anyone else, including Pep. He wins more trophies.

"He gets a lot of criticism which I think is unfounded. You get to the Community Shield by winning the Premier League or FA Cup. Then that's another trophy. I don't understand why people don't think it's a trophy. His targets and what he does are about winning. Simple as that.

"As managers of course, particularly if you're manager of Manchester United, you're going to get criticised. Sir Alex Ferguson got criticised and went through periods where fans were baying for him. It comes with the territory and Jose's strong enough and big enough to win trophies, which I'm sure he's going to do."

Man United currently sit second in the Premier League table, 14 points behinds leaders Man City with a game in hand.



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711
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1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711
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