Manchester United's Jose Mourinho blasts defeat to West Brom gifting Manchester City early title
Posted: 16 April 2018 Time: 12:30
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho branded his side the 'masters in complication' after their shock defeat to West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday handed rivals Manchester City the Premier League.
United prevented their cross-town rivals from securing league glory last week in the Manchester Derby with a dramatic 3-2 victory at the Etihad but suffered a 1-0 loss to bottom of the table West Bromwich Albion.
The disappointing result which were met by severe jeers from the home supporters at the final whistle gifted the Citizens the title with five games to spare.
While league honours were out of the Red Devils reach, Mourinho refused to hold back on his assessment of his side's insipid display against the Baggies.
"We were deservedly punished," he told Sky Sports after the game. "We were masters in complication. Everything was complicated. Players didn't want to or didn't play simple. Everything was slow. Everyone was one more touch, one more trick, one more flick, one more turn.
"I don't think we deserved to lose, but we gave them the opportunity to win the match by being solid in defence and sniffing a chance in attack.
"I won eight titles and I'm not in the moon because I won against Manchester City, a match that is just three points," he added. "I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against Manchester City."