Jose Mourinho concedes Premier League title to Manchester City

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Romelu Lukaku also netted for United, which seized the chance to close the gap on Manchester City to a still-vast 13 points after the leader was held by Burnley to 1-1.

Asked if it was the ideal opportunity for the players to bounce back, Mourinho said: "Not because of Munich that the game becomes important for us".

"I don't remember us being fourth, fifth or sixth, we have been there since the beginning of the season, better than last season in every aspect - points, position, number of goals scored, number of goals conceded, better in everything".

"Of course, we didn't win". The Red Devils, in second place with 56 points, went scoreless in the first half at Old Trafford against a team buried in the 19th spot and struggling to avoid relegation, reports Efe. "We know how hard and demanding it is", he told Sky Sports.

The City boss claimed that he "did not have any more" players when asked about the situation due to the fact that the club's Under-23 side were in action on Friday night.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton scores his side's goal during the Premier League match against Arsenal. They got a goal in the last 10 minutes and never stopped believing.

"It takes a lot of personality to do that".

City's opener, a curled finish by Danilo from 25 yards in the 22nd minute, was a flawless illustration of the difference between these sides, the result of exactly the sort of low-percentage chance Burnley are happy to give their opponents.

"No, I didn't do that for that reason", said Guardiola, whose side had opened the scoring with a superb Danilo strike after 22 minutes. I've said it before - you feel great for 10 games, okay for 10 games, and then the rest you feel s--. "Sign the contract before you know the extent of the injury"'.

"We have unbelievable tough games left to play". Shorn of important players such as Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, John Stones and David Silva, Guardiola had to name a largely inexperienced bench featuring the likes of Tosin Adarabioyo, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Brahim Diaz, alongside Claudio Bravo, Yaya Toure and new signing Aymeric Laporte.

Without a game until Leicester's visit next Saturday - City's longest gap between matches since the November global break - manager Pep Guardiola is giving his squad time off until Wednesday.

He insists his team have improved from last season but accepts that City have simply been too good for their rivals.

City captain Vincent Kompany, added: "We never doubted this league was competitive". "We didn't have any players", said Guardiola.