Meek loss for Manchester United shows gulf in class with rivals City

Paul Pogba

GettyPaul Pogba inspired the comeback against Manchester City

After the result, Mourinho hit out at his players' attitude after the derby win.

Mourinho was equally elated over the Pogba Manchester derby performance, and speaking to The Telegraph he gave an insight into the coaching of the £89 million man and what he told him after the win.

"I think he has to try to keep that level of stability and, from that stability of course will appear the special match with the special performance, like it happened against City".

Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates scoring their second goal to equalise 2-2 during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on April 7, 2018. "As I was saying, eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues and the last Premier League was not 20 years ago, was three years ago", Mourinho was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Mourinho claimed afterwards that he had not been happy after the City result because he knew they would win the league regardless and he accused some of his players of getting carried away.

'I saw lots of people on the moon because we won against Manchester City.

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"We are a team that has beaten every other team in the Premier League - beaten every one of the top six". Everything was complicated. We couldn't think fast, we couldn't play fast.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"I congratulate them", Mourinho said.

"It hurts [for Manchester City to win the title]". We didn't want (to play) or couldn't play simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn.

"They won the title because they were the best team".

In his post-match press conference, Mourinho made reference to the eight titles he has won in his managerial career and why this was a reason behind why he did not "feel super happy" when his side defeated City last weekend. They lost only two matches, that is why they were champions.

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