Jose Mourinho: Manchester United "were masters in complication"

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The Red Devils lost 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday to assure rivals Manchester City of the Premier League title, and the FA Cup is United's last remaining chance at silverware this season.

Kinda, but a full yes wouldn't have been vintage Mourinho.

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"I don't know if I was the first or second or third but I congratulated them face to face when I had the chance", Mourinho said.

This shouldn't shadow what has been a fantastic season for City, with many fantastic wins helping them on their way to the title. Prior to the clash against the Baggies, United were placed second in the table with 71 points after 33 games. Everything was complicated, so we were losing lots of balls. There was no fluidity.

A 73rd-minute header from Jay Rodriguez after United had failed to defend a corner won the game for relegation-threatened West Brom and Mourinho said his team had not played the simple football he expects.

The result was an unexpected one as everyone expected United to win an easy match, but the team fumbled.


Still smarting after United's loss to West Bromwich Albion, a furious Mourinho, declared "the price they cost, their salary, their handsome face" doesn't guarantee a place in his team.

The defeat handed the Premier League title to Manchester City earlier than expected.

United knew heading into this game that if they were to lose, their near neighbours Manchester City would officially become champions of the 2017/18 Premier League.

United delayed City's title celebrations by winning last week's derby at the Etihad Stadium but Mourinho admitted that victory had a hollow feel.

"With my experience you don't titles with inconsistency".

"I'm not going to stand here and say we didn't deserve what happened", he added.

He said: "We've got faith in one another, the players, the staff. Things have gone a bit by the wayside this year".

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