Mourinho demands Pogba lift his game

Postado Abril 16, 2018

Guardiola said he is proud to Manchester City manager and believes his players have been "awesome" this season en route to winning the title with five games to spare.

Pogba inspired a stunning second-half comeback from United against City, but was hauled off after 58 minutes against West Brom.

"If you ask me about respect, I say it is about honesty", he said. You don't win titles with inconsistency. Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them.

"They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points and lost only two matches - that's why they were champions". Since the 2006-07 season, Manchester clubs have won eight titles of the 12 seasons.

"We always gave them the opportunity to be solid, compact, together with huge physical strong players, they always had time to organise themselves".

But Mourinho argued after the final whistle that the title win was inevitable, and that the exact game in which the Premier League was secured mattered little. I have been lucky to win three but so many I have missed as well.

Not only that but he did it with five games remaining, equaling the English top-flight record of United (1907-08 and 2000-01) and Everton (1984-85).

But the United boss was full of praise for Pogba's second-half display against City and said that he doesn't expect goals every week, but he does want more consistency.

United's comeback at the Etihad from a 2-0 half-time deficit offered their supporters a rare fillip of flair and excitement after a hard season where their style of play has hardly endeared Jose Mourinho to the club's fanbase. They lost only two matches, that is why they were champions.

"The last title was not 20 years ago it was three years ago". But having surrendered leads to United and Liverpool in the previous seven days, the visitors could have stumbled once more when Christian Eriksen brought Spurs back into the game before the break. "One more touch to control the ball, one more flick, one more trick. The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good".

"We are a team that has beaten every other team in the Premier League - beaten every one of the top six".