United's loss on Sunday handed the Premier League title to Manchester City, and the Red Devils still need five points from their remaining five matches to clinch a place in next season's Champions League. We always gave them the opportunity to be solid, compact in the low block with strong physical players.
Their squad is crammed full of wonderfully potent performers such as Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, yet the Premier League table, which shows them 16 points behind City, does not lie.
It's not fair, for them.
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. "We deserve to be punished", he added.
With the game still at 0-0, Jose Mourinho took a decision to substitute Pogba for compatriot Anthony Martial in the 58th minute. "In that semi-final, they are having one day extra to us to recover so I need also to think about that".
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".
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"It hurts [for Manchester City to win the title]".
United manager Jose Mourinho did not mince his words afterwards, claiming that they got carried away after their derby win at the Etihad Stadium. "It affected, for sure, some of the people who were too happy just with that", the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager said.
"Everything was slow, everything was one more touch, one more flick, one more trick, one more turn, ball lost and no continuity or fluidity in our football".
"I have lots of experience because I won eight titles and I was not over the moon. but I saw lots of people who were on the moon".
Mourinho said the there was no continuity or fluidity in the team's play on Sunday, but he said he thought the result was harsh. Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second, ' he told Sky Sports. Some of the guys that played today, they don't have a place in that team.
"It's incredible the way we played, and I am so glad to be here and be part of this club", he said on the club's website.