Mourinho aims dig at 'people in the moon' after City win

Gwen Vasquez
April 16, 2018

Jose Mourinho's United team had needed to win against West Brom to keep the title race alive but surprisingly lost at home as Jay Rodriguez's header gave the league's bottom side a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

After a mixed first season in England, Guardiola faced questions about whether his methods were a good fit for the Premier League.

In the end, Manchester United did hand the Premier League to Manchester City; it just happened eight days later than everybody expected.

"We played against a really formidable team today", Moore told the BBC.

The Premier League title is the 24th trophy of the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss' managerial career.

In the midst of winning four titles in five years, this was an increasingly sophisticated United side, reflecting Ferguson's desire to thrive in Europe as well on domestic soil.

Having missed the chance to beat their rivals and lift the title last week at the Etihad Stadium, City were able to celebrate thanks to Jay Rodriguez's solitary goal for the Baggies.

While letting West Brom have a feel for the game, United will have felt in control but when it came to pushing forward and punishing their opponents the home side faltered. They lost only two matches because they were the best team.

"We didn't play simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn". It is hard to imagine City's players and Guardiola being too bothered by that, though.

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While still nine points from safety, it was an unbelievable end to a match that had started with Livermore showing composure that belied his role as a midfield enforcer as he cut away from Victor Lindelof to be denied by De Gea.

"I'm proud for players and staff and way they have acquitted themselves today".

WE SHOULD HAVE HAD A PENALTY IN THE FIRST HALF "Paul Tierney [the referee] was unlucky in one decision [the challenge by Craig Dawson on Ander Herrera] but I don't blame him at all - it's football".

"I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against City". You could see the difference in the attitude to players compared to last week.

"We deserve top be punished, but the defeat was too heavy".

In the past five seasons no side has picked up more points at Old Trafford than West Brom, who have taken 10 over that period.

Despite losing in last weekend's Manchester Derby, City have wrapped up the League in joint-record time, matching United's 2000/2001 title win.

And though Foster won't be at the World Cup in June, he could yet be in the Premier League with a new club next season.

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