Manchester City confirmed champions as rivals, United lose at Old Trafford

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

City, who rebounded from the United loss and a European exit at the hands of Liverpool by beating Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, have 87 points with five games left. We always gave them the opportunity to be solid, compact in the low block with strong physical players.

On April 7, City played United and leading 2-0 at halftime had looked on course to claim the title.

There was the possibility that they could suffer a hangover after moving 11 points clear at the top of the table and breaking the record for successive victories.

Click through the gallery above to see images from United's defeat at the weekend!

Juan Mata has challenged Manchester United to salvage their season with a runner-up finish in the Premier League and FA Cup glory.

"They won because they were the best team, they lost only a few points".

Pep Guardiola masterminded a successful regime at Barcelona where he won 14 trophies in Spain.

City's other two Premier League triumphs, in 2012 and '14, were sealed on the final day. What a great feeling!


After starting the title party with his Mancunian wife and his United-supporting father-in-law, City captain Vincent Kompany joined team-mates to raise a glass to their success.

Mourinho also revealed he had congratulated City after the derby win and that the newly crowned English champions were deserved winners of the league title.

Fuelled by the majestic form of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, City set a new Premier League record earlier this season by winning 18 successive matches.

Mourinho said his players were "masters in complicated football". "Everything was slow. Everyone was one more touch, one more trick, one more flick, one more turn". There was no fluidity.

"At my age I can still learn and I enjoy every minute of it, but I think we share one thing of having the hunger and desire to never be satisfied".

'If so, Antonio Conte might as well give Mourinho the contact details of the company which engraves the Premier League trophy while he's at it'. "I have no reason not to trust".

"It was three years ago and I know how to win".

"I know that you don't want to read anything after a defeat like this one, that any comments made after the game sound like hollow words", he wrote on his blog.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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