United Aiming To Keep Man City Title Celebrations On Hold Again


United Aiming To Keep Man City Title Celebrations On Hold Again

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.

City manager Pep Guardiola might have missed one of the proudest moments of his career, however, after admitting on Saturday that he had a round of golf booked with his son and was not planning to watch United's game. They are now second at the moment and while six points from the remaining six games would guarantee a Champions League spot for next season, the Portuguese manager should be really looking for a second place finish - and a maximum return of points - which would take their total across the impressive 80-point mark.

Mourinho added: "I think Man City wins the title (this season)".

Guardiola has won titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, while also conquering the Champions League during his Camp Nou reign.

"I'm sure the atmosphere will be very positive, so we must take the opportunity to put on a good game and a win for our fans".

Between now and the end of the season, only those players in the Premier League would have collected 15 yellow cards in domestic competition will face having to sit out any matches.

Guardiola and his players will have the chance to celebrate properly next Sunday when they host Swansea in their next fixture.

"Stay professional. Whatever department you are at West Brom, it is just to do that", Moore told reporters ahead of Sunday's trip to second-placed Manchester United.

"So happy to be able to share another trophy with our unbelievable fans!" tweeted City's captain Vincent Kompany.

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". I'm not sure the man himself could quite believe it. It isn't quite the record for earliest title-winning date.

"I trust in my work, that is for sure - I have no reason not to trust", he said. As shrewd a signing as he would have been, he has endured a bad season at The Hawthorns - he is one of a number of players to have under-performed significantly this term - and the queue to sign him would surely be nowhere near as long had his relegation release clause not existed. They have dropped a league-high 26 points from winning positions this season.