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

Vincent Kompany barely let Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations begin before setting his side the challenge of making it two in a row next season. They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points. It was three years ago and I know how to win.

"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".

18 - Their run of 18 consecutive wins - from beating Bournemouth 2-1 on August 26 to a 1-0 victory at Newcastle United on December 27 - set a new Premier League record.

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.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", Mourinho said during his post-match interview.

'The commitment, the desire, and I asked if Pogba can do that all the time, the way he played against City.


Mourinho suggested his players might have over-reacted to the win against City at the Etihad.

Jay Rodriguez headed home the only goal of the game to keep their faint relegation survival hopes alive.

"When we have the ball, we want to run with the ball, we want to dribble, and everything was complicated and probably in our best period where we were moving the ball better and the team was thinking faster and the team had more width was when they scored". "I knew that sooner or later that would be and if I was in that position I would be very upset if someone said they won the title because Manchester United lost", he said. Previous times, we almost threw it away and that was a feature of every season we won it.

I won titles. I wouldn't be happy if somebody tells that I won the title because somebody lost a match.

United gifting City the title by losing to West Brom came just a week on from them delaying their rivals' celebrations. "I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against Manchester City".

  • Steve Townsend