Manchester United Show Their Class By Doing THIS After City's Title Win

Pep Guardiola

JOSE MOURINHO PLAYED down the significance of Manchester United's home surrender to West Brom on Sunday, signalling that Man City deserved to win the Premier League on their own merits.

Just a week ago, United had put up an inspired performance at the Etihad Stadium, where they came from two goals down to beat City 3-2, and prevented Manchester City's flawless title scoop.

However, Mata believes the team can not wallow in defeat as they prepare for Saturday's FA Cup semifinal against Tottenham Hotspur.

United's defeat crowned City as EPL champions for the third time, their fifth title in England's first division league and the first under Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, reports Efe.

Given the nature of United's defeat against a side who look destined to go down at the end of the season, social media erupted as Jay Rodriguez netted the victor - with City players enjoying the game from home.

"Eight titles. Three Premier League", said Mourinho when asked if United will challenge City next season.

Jay Rodriguez's header after the hosts failed to clear a corner, was enough to seal all three points for the Baggies, who keep their slim chances of avoiding relegation alive.

Although United have had a decent season and have beaten every single team, including City, at least once in the Premier League, their cross-town rivals have been more consistent.

"In my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency, you win titles, of course with quality, without quality you have no chance, but you have to win titles with consistency at every level not just the performance level".

"I will tell you what I told him after the (City) match and it's exactly what I told him - I don't expect you to be man of the match every week, I don't expect you to score two goals every week", Mourinho said before Sunday's game. In sealing the league at this stage, City matched the record for the earliest title win - held by United since 2001.

"Maybe also Manchester City will invest heavily and they don't let the others close the gap to them, I don't know".

The Spaniard has now won seven league titles and 24 trophies overall as manager in three different countries, erasing doubts that he would fail to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League.

United manager Jose Mourinho had long given up hopes of winning the title, instead focusing on finishing second. As I was saying: this is a very hard league and all the top-six teams, we knew in advance that two of them would be outside the Champions League positions. You need consistency at every level. "Very happy to call us champions this year.", Manchester City's Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne said on Twitter to show his delight. "Many more goals scored than last season, already more points so lots of positives, in my opinion". Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second, ' he told Sky Sports.

"We are just trying to improve a little bit more, to give sequence to it".

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