After denying Manchester City an early win of the Premier League title, Manchester United handed them the title after conceding to a shocking defeat to relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion right in Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho has blamed Man United defeat to West Brom on their come-back against Manchester City, which made them complacent, this is according to report.
Manchester United came from 2-0 to defeat Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad last weekend and the earned so much plaudits for denying their arch rivals the title earlier on. Just eight days after that victory, United lost to the worst side of the League.
Speaking ahead of the game against West Brom, Mourinho reckoned that he had altered his training method in a bid to keep his players motivate and focused for the rest of the season. It was Jay Rodriguez’ goal that won the Baggies the three points.
“I know them, I smell,” Mourinho said. “I have lots of experience and that’s not me because I won eight titles and I’m not on the moon because I won against Manchester City, a match that is only three points.
“I saw lots of people on the moon because we won against Manchester City. Like to win against City was the most important thing ever. I won too much to be happy with just one big victory.
“During the week I was trying to fight that because I was feeling it. You see the difference of attitude of some players today compared with other weeks; relax, too stylish, one more touch, one more turn, one more flick. Masters of complication. We complicated our football from the beginning and gave West Brom a chance to feel comfortable defensively.
“We were masters in complicated football,” Mourinho added. “Everything was complicated, we couldn’t play fast or think fast, everything was complicated, one more touch to control, one more turn, one more flick, one more trick.
“And we always gave them the opportunity to be solid, compact, together in their low block with huge, physical, strong players, they always had time to organise themselves.
Manchester United are still second placed on the Premier League log but just a point ahead of Liverpool in third place, who have played a game more.