Manchester City, EPL Champions 2017/2018 season
Jose Mourinho has congratulated Manchester City on their Premier League title triumph before complaining that his players made Sunday’s shock loss to West Brom too “complicated.”
City were crowned champions with five games to spare after United lost 1-0 to bottom side West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.
Mourinho says they are deserved winners but the 55-year-old insists he is the right man to bring the trophy back to Old Trafford for the first time since 2013.
“I don’t know if I was the first or the second or the third, but I congratulate them face to face when I had the chance to do it,” the Portuguese coach told a news conference.
“I know that sooner or later that would be and if I was in that position I would be very upset if somebody say they won the title because Manchester United lost to West Brom. They won the title because they were the best team.”
“I trust in my work that is for sure. I have no reason to not trust because eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues, and the last was not 20 years ago.
“It was three years ago and I know how to win. I believe in myself but I don’t play.”
United followed up their dramatic 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium with a shock defeat to West Brom, who had only won three games all season before kick-off.