Mour­inho Slams United as They Hand Ti­tle to City

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LON­DON (Dis­patches) - Jose Mour­inho ap­plauded Manch­ester City’s Pre­mier League ti­tle suc­cess, but lam­basted Manch­ester United after West Bromwich Al­bion’s shock 1-0 win on Sun­day.

In or­der to pre­vent City from be­ing crowned cham­pi­ons for a few more days, United had to avoid de­feat against bot­tom club Al­bion at Old Traf­ford.

But Jay Ro­driguez’s 73rd minute header gave West Brom a stun­ning vic­tory after they ar­rived at Old Traf­ford hav­ing lost nine of their pre­vi­ous 10 games.

It is ironic that United came back from 2-0 down against City them­selves last week­end to win 3-2 and de­lay City’s party, only to sur­ren­der so tamely on home soil.

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 don’t know if I was the first or sec­ond or third but I con­grat­u­late them face to face when I had the chance,” Mour­inho said.

“I knew that sooner or later they would be (cham­pi­ons) and if I was in their po­si­tion I would be very up­set if some­one said they won the ti­tle be­cause Manch­ester United lost against West Brom.

“They won be­cause they were the best team, they lost only a few points. Prob­a­bly be­cause I won eight cham­pi­onships, I was not in the moon with the vic­tory against them.

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