Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Makes Title Race Claim After Bournemouth Win
Manchester United clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Romelu Lukaku ended his goal drought in the Premier League with a header to sink Eddie Howe’s men.
Man Utd sit second in the league table but are still 11 points behind current leaders Manchester City, who sealed a record 15th straight Premier League win with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Swansea on Wednesday.
However, Mourinho refused to rule Man Utd out of the title race and insisted that the Red Devils will fifth until the end of the season.
“I said 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 match,” said Mourinho, when asked if the title race is over.
“It is only over in May, if it is over now I go on holiday to Brazil or Los Angeles.”
Man City outclassed United 2-1 in a high-octane derby clash at the weekend but Mourinho made it clear that past is past and his side has moved on.
When asked if there was a hangover after losing to Pep Guardiola’s men, Mourinho said: “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.”