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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho praises Manchester City’s title charge

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho praises Manchester City’s title charge

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that Manchester City have “practically” won the Premier League title.

On Wednesday night, United fell 15 points adrift of their neighbours with a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, with City comfortably overcoming the challenge of West Bromwich Albion.

However, Mourinho has suggested that City have “done so well” to put themselves in a position to claim the top-flight crown, rather than United and their rivals ‘failing’ in their attempts to finish in first place.

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At a press conference, the 55-year-old told reporters: “Manchester City are doing so well. Not letting the others come close. With the number of points we have in normal conditions that would leave the fight open. It is open for second, third, fourth but practically closed for the first.

“City started strongly. Managed to win matches even when they didn’t deserve. I give credit. Last minute in extra time. If you tell me all the six want to be champion so the the other five have failed. I don’t think that is correct.”

Just five points currently separate United and fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the league standings.

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