Jose Mourinho says Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 win over Manchester City will make critics think twice when judging the character and quality of his side.
United scored three unanswered goals in 16 second-half minutes to deny City a fairytale title coronation, with Paul Pogba’s quickfire double capped by Chris Smalling’s close-range finish.
This was the first time a side managed by Pep Guardiola had conceded at least three goals in consecutive games in all competitions, and there was little sign of that happening at half-time.
The Portuguese said: “Of course they wanted to do it today, but they are going to win the title, just not today.
“They’ve won more points than the others but they gave no chance to the others. Hopefully, City can beat Tottenham to win the title, as our challenge is to finish second, so I get the chance to congratulate City for their title.
“The team that people think we are, we’re not as bad as people say we are. What we will try to prove is that we’re the second best team in the country.”