José Mourinho lashes out at 'relaxed' Manchester United players


United's defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday meant Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League title winners, with the Red Devils an unassailable 16 points off the pace with five games remaining.

'Everybody will try to improve - like we did from last season.

Yet Albion showed a togetherness and a resolve that has been lacking too often. "We did not deserve to lose, but we gave them opportunity to win the match".

The first half was a awful advert for the English top-flight.

United's afternoon was symptomatic of their entire season.

Manchester United star, Ander Herrera reportedly revealed to Mundo Deportivo, about the uncertainty if he will sign a contract extension with the Reds.

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For the second successive week, they were arguably personified by Paul Pogba. And that only made them even more narrow and predictable.

The latter had come off the bench against the Blues to replace Ander Herrera late in the derby victory.

Mourinho has been publicly critical of Pogba on a number of occasions this season.

Jake Livermore had one decent effort saved by David De Gea and Lukaku smashed an effort right into Ben Foster's face but that was about it. Instead, West Brom punished United at the other end for a third serious defensive lapse at a set-piece. Then Chris Brunt's deep corner was headed back across the six-yard box by Craig Dawson and Jay Rodriguez plunged forward to head in. By the time it happened, it was no surprise at all. They are unbeaten in their last four versus Bournemouth (3-1-0) since a 2-1 loss at Dean Court in the first Premier League match between the teams in 2015. It is truly the inconsistencies which have undermined their progress this season.

"A decision again. Victor played the match against Swansea at home and it was very suited to his qualities", Mourinho told club website.

However, the Spaniard was involved in controversy after the game after video footage showed him spitting on Manchester City's crest, but the midfielder denies it was deliberate.