Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Jose Mourinho demands better consistency from Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho demands better consistency from Paul Pogba

A 73rd-minute header from Jay Rodriguez gave Albion, who appear doomed to relegation, their first away win in 16 outings and just their fourth victory of the season.

City missed the chance to claim the title last weekend when they let a two-goal lead slip at home to United, Paul Pogba scoring twice in a stunning comeback win for Jose Mourinho's men.

And many City fans were ready to settle on winning the league next Sunday when they host Swansea at the Etihad.

With only five matches left to be played in the season, Pep Guardiola's team would be champions elect if Manchester United lost their game against WBA on Sunday.

"The easy thing would have been to out against Sevilla and then collapse in the Premier League, in the sense that motivation goes down and the quality goes down". Jose said we didn't create much in open play because they dominated the ball a lot, you know when you come to Manchester United your work off the ball has to be very good.

"Everything was one more touch, one more flick, one more pass, one more touch", Mounrinho added.

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero has led the way in front of goal

City had won convincingly against Tottenham Hotspurs on Saturday, leaving their fate in the hands of United team waiting to engage the Baggies the next day.

The Premier League title is the 24th trophy of the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss' managerial career. Maybe also City will invest massively and they don't let the others close the gap to them, I don't know. Last week we were 2-0 down against City and we changed the game to win 3-2.

"Unbelievable season for us", said midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, perhaps City's standout player over the past eight months.

"I have won titles, I would not be happy if someone say won title if someone lose a match".

United have scored a full 30 goals fewer than City this season and Mourinho has not managed to get his side to click, despite being able to bring on further talent such as Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.

The result means United remain in second place in the table just a point ahead of Liverpool but having played a game less than the Reds.


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