Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has this message for Pep Guardiola

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Jose Mourinho issued a defiant message to Pep Guardiola – insisting the title race is far from over.

The Manchester United manager is adamant he has not given up hope of overhauling Manchester City’s 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

United returned to winning ways following Sunday’s derby defeat, with a 1-0 win against Bournemouth on Wednesday.

And Mourinho was quick to dismiss any suggestion he had already conceded defeat in the title race.

“I didn’t say that,” he said. “I said we play one match at a time and the match after that we had to win.

Jose Mourinho issued a defiant message to Pep Guardiola – insisting the title race is far from over.

The Manchester United manager is adamant he has not given up hope of overhauling Manchester City’s 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

United returned to winning ways following Sunday’s derby defeat, with a 1-0 win against Bournemouth on Wednesday.

And Mourinho was quick to dismiss any suggestion he had already conceded defeat in the title race.

“I didn’t say that,” he said. “I said we play one match at a time and the match after that we had to win.

I didn’t say that,” he said. “I said we play one match at a time and the match after that we had to win.

“I think it is over in May. If it is over I go on holidays tomorrow. I go to Brazil or Los Angeles.”

Despite Mourinho’s comments, it was impossible to ignore the deflated atmosphere at Old Trafford as Romelu Lukaku’s first half stri

“Because the game was a big one, because it was Sunday, not Saturday and because a defeat doesn’t help in your physical recovery.

“Victories help, defeats don’t. So the situation was not the best.”

 

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