X

Tuesday 26
March

Manchester United

Mourinho praises champions Man City

16th April 2018, 01:46 by Michael Holland

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Manchester City after they were confirmed as Premier League champions.

Mourinho's second-placed United slipped to a shock 1-0 loss to bottom side West Brom on Sunday, a result that put runaway leaders City out of reach.

The United manager said: "I knew that sooner or later that (they) would be (champions) and if I was in their position I would be very upset if somebody said that they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Bromwich Albion.

"They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points. They lost only two matches because they were the best team. That's the reason why they were champions."

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.

He said: "Probably because I (have) won eight championships I was not in the moon with the victory against them, because that doesn't make me feel super happy."

Mourinho suggested he had already congratulated his rivals in advance.

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

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

More Manchester United

Manchester United

Reds Solskjaer announcement imminent

26th March 2019, 03:52

Manchester United could confirm the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis this week, reports have claimed.

Manchester United

Red Devils still keen on Mourinho defensive target

25th March 2019, 18:11

Manchester United reportedly remain keen on Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic, despite former boss Jose Mourinho's exit.

Manchester United

Reds linked with £10m defender swoop

25th March 2019, 05:45

Manchester United are keen on Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey and could be ready to offer £10million in the summer.

Manchester United

United in fresh wideman move rumours

24th March 2019, 18:23

Manchester United will try to hijack Napoli's move for PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano, according to reports in Italy.

Manchester United

Herrera unsure of future as contract winds down

24th March 2019, 13:42

Ander Herrera admits he knew the reports of a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain were going to come out before they hit the headlines.

Manchester United

United keen on Chelsea forward

24th March 2019, 05:32

Manchester United are reported to have joined the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer.

Recent Sport Headlines

Paris Saint Germain

Rivals join PSG in midfielder race

26th March 2019, 05:41

Paris Saint-Germain could miss out on Ander Herrera as Arsenal have entered the race to sign the Manchester United star

Burnley

Pope linked with Cherries

26th March 2019, 05:25

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is a target for Bournemouth, who will launch a £12million bid in the summer, reports claim.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth keen on keeper swoop

26th March 2019, 05:15

Bournemouth are ready to launch a £12million bid to sign Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the summer.

Newcastle United

Newcastle set for China tournament

26th March 2019, 04:50

Newcastle will compete for the Premier League Asia Trophy along with four Premier League rivals in China this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs keen on Inter winger

26th March 2019, 04:08

Tottenham continue to show an interest in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic with a view to a summer swoop.

Manchester United

Reds Solskjaer announcement imminent

26th March 2019, 03:52

Manchester United could confirm the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis this week, reports have claimed.

Liverpool

Barca ready to swoop for Reds star

26th March 2019, 03:34

Alberto Moreno could leave Liverpool and join Barcelona following reports a two-year deal has been agreed.

Arsenal

United star linked with Gunners

26th March 2019, 03:33

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera could get the chance to stay in the Premier League with Arsenal if he leaves Old Trafford.