Premier League: Mourinho speaks on title race after Manchester United struggled to beat Bournemouth


Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has not given up the Premier League title race.

United fell 11 points behind their rivals after a derby, but Mourinho told his post match conference after the narrow win against Bournemouth that it’s not over yet.

Pep Guardiola’s side registered a top-flight record 15th league win in sequence on Wednesday, thrashing Swansea City 4-0, while United were struggling in their attempts to see off Bournemouth.

Romelu Lukaku’s goal was enough to beat the Cherries 1-0.

When asked about the title race, he told BBC Sport, “We play match after match and the next we have to try to win. We have a difficult one at West Brom and we try match after May.

“It is only over in May. If it is over now I go on holiday to Brazil or Los Angeles.”

Asked whether United players had suffered a hangover from their 2-1 defeat to City, Mourinho replied: “Fatigue, yes, but hangover – no.

“The game was a big one, and a defeat does not help in your recovery – victories help, defeats don’t.

“They were difficult opponents and difficult conditions. If we had scored the second it would have been a calm night for us.”

“I am pleased with the three points, it was difficult match. “They had one more day’s rest than us, they were fresher than us, and mentally fresher because a big match takes more from our players.

“We had chances, [Anthony] Martial missed a good chance, [Marcus] Rashford could have had an astonishing effort, and in the last 15 they pushed us.”


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