Mourinho slams inconsistent United after shock loss

Mourinho slams inconsistent United after shock loss

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated".

"We couldn't play fast, we couldn't think fast, everything was complicated", he said. We always gave them the opportunity to be solid, compact in the low block with strong physical players.

Finishing 11 points clear of Chelsea, the Gunners won 26 times and scored 73 goals, but mere numbers do not do justice to their majesty. "It was the only way they could score a goal which is from a corner or a free-kick".

It was already pretty much nailed-on that Manchester City would lift the trophy, but José Mourinho's side was still mathematically in it - until they lost at home to the worst team in the league, that is. I know how to win and I believe in myself. "I knew that sooner or later that would happen".

He has won the top-flight league title in seven of his nine seasons as a manager.

"They won the title because they were the best team". Yet, in order to do that, they would have to repeat performances like that one for the best part of the 38 matches.

But sealing the silverware thanks to a slip from old enemies United and their boss Jose Mourinho - a long-time rival of Guardiola - was a sweet moment, especially after they lost to their neighbours in the Manchester derby last weekend.

It's now 5 years since United last won the league and unless Mourinho wins the title next season, it's hard to see him staying at Old Trafford beyond 2019 (he may even get sacked this summer unless he wins the FA Cup).

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"It is time for them to speak about themselves, not for me".

The defeat put United's second spot position in danger, as their advantage over third-placed Liverpool was reduced to just one point. The last Premier League was not 20 years ago, it was three.

Mourinho understands what is expected at the club and is confident that he has the ability to bring success in the future.

"I have no reason not to trust".

He said: "We won the Carabao Cup and that was a step in the right direction for me but to be competing in the Premier League since I was 19 and to play all the games I played in the Premier League, to not win the Premier League, it was a bit devastating for me not to have won it with Tottenham".

"In my experience, you don't win titles with inconsistency, you win titles, of course with quality, without quality, you have no chance, but you have to win titles with consistency at every level not just the performance level".

"We did not need or performed easy, all the things was gradual, another flick, trick, flip".

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