Jose Mourinho claims Man City manager Pep Guardiola has had it simple
JOSE MOURINHO took a derby-day battering and then moaned: City have had it simple.
After this one-sided contest at the Etihad, the Manchester United manager contended his side of hard develop something something negative for them.
The Red Devils had played away at Bournemouth and Juventus, while City hit six goals at home to Southampton and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Mourinho said: “In the last week they played three home games and had 6-1 and 6-0 wins, loose, everything decent and simple.
“We had to play two matches away, difficult, where the second game was like a final against outstanding among other groups in Europe, where we give everything physically and rationally.
“It is one thing to go to Juventus and play against one of the best teams in the world, something else to beat Shakhtar at home 6-0 and be extremely loose.
“We arrive in different circumstances and a portion of the young men felt it a smidgen.
“I don’t go for stats. I go for what I felt in the game and it was open for 80-something minutes.
« I consider the execution one with oversights. It is different from a bad performance.
« We committed errors however the battle, the harmony, it is something we are building and are not going to lose because of defeat.”
It was indicated out Mourinho that United are as close to 18th-placed Cardiff as they are to City, who they trail by 12 points.
He added: “I think we are not going to be relegated.”
City led 1-0 at half-time but boss Pep Guardiola was unhappy with their first-half execution.
He said: “It was not so good. We played like we didn’t want to lose the ball though not the expectation to assault.
At the end Guardiola had a word with Raheem Sterling, who was showboating in the corner in the diversion last seconds.
United’s Juan Mata was also annoyed and gone up against Sterling a short time later.
Pep added: “He made some movements with the legs, we can stay away from it even he is youthful, he can make strides. »