Jose Mourinho congratulates Manchester City on winning the Premier League title

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

A 73rd minute header from Jay Rodriguez gave Albion, who appear doomed to relegation, their first away win in 16 outings and just their fourth victory of the season.

Mourinho also believed that some of his players were guilty of complacency after their stirring comeback in the Manchester derby the previous weekend.

"They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points".

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated".

"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".

Only time will tell how good this City team is, and whether they are the best we have ever seen in the Premier League, but one thing that can not be denied is that they are the best we have right now - and by some distance.

"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". Paul Pogba was his usual frustrating self whilst United reverted back to their usual sterile brand of football which fans have been subjected to so often at Old Trafford this season.

United knew heading into this game that if they were to lose, their near neighbours Manchester City would officially become champions of the 2017/18 Premier League.

With five games to go City, who beat Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, have 87 points to the 71 of second-placed United.

"I trust in my work, that is for sure".

The Catalan has now won three titles in three different countries after three La Liga triumphs in Spain with Barcelona and three Bundesliga crowns with Bayern Munich and admitted it was one of his best achievements.

On City being crowned champions, Mourinho added: "I congratulated them face to face when I had the chance to do it".

"You do not win titles with inconsistency, you win with quality. You have to be consistent, not just one wonder season", Giggs said.

The first half was a bad advert for the English top-flight.

Romelu Lukaku was twice denied by smart saves from Ben Foster, while Jesse Lingard also came close after his introduction from the bench at half-time. Arsenal are second on 17,520, reported Opta.

United should have had a first-half penalty after Craig Dawson caught Ander Herrera, but complacency seeped in and West Brom showed fight under caretaker boss Darren Moore that has been sorely lacking this season. We didn't create enough chances to score and West Brom were fighting for survival.

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