Mourinho: 'We were deservedly punished. We were masters in complication'

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Manchester United must recover quickly from their shock 1-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion as they try to seal a second-placed finish in the Premier League and an FA Cup triumph, midfielder Juan Mata has said.

A single goal from Jay Rodriguez gave the Baggies all three points and also meant that Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions. "When we had the ball, we wanted to run, dribble and everything was complicated", he said.

"I have lots of experience". But they would also need United to lose to West Brom-who had just three PL wins all season. Last week we were 2-0 down against City and we changed the game to win 3-2. However, their showing has relatively no positives with Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez struggling to replicate their recent performance.

Pogba, 25, has had a stop-start season at Old Trafford which was marred by a reported fallout with Mourinho, but any ill feeling appears to be behind the pair.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"We had a game plan to keep tight because we know how good they are and their players". Everyone was one more touch, one more trick, one more flick, one more turn'. There was no fluidity in our football.

The Portuguese manager said that City deserved their title and he had offered them his congratulations after the derby win.

'Come on, ' he added.

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In his post-match press conference, Mourinho made reference to the eight titles he has won in his managerial career and why this was a reason behind why he did not "feel super happy" when his side defeated City last weekend.

City, who rebounded from the United loss and a European exit at the hands of Liverpool by beating Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, have 87 points with five games left.

Whether they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Manchester United's 1999 treble winners or the 2004 Arsenal "Invincibles" is up for debate. That's not fair to them.

They won it in the last remaining seconds in 2012, and in the final match in 2014. I'm not going to come here with excuses.

It's the third Premier League success for the club after the titles won in 2012 under Roberto Mancini and 2014 under Manuel Pellegrini, with captain Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure involved in all of them.

"All week I was fighting against that", he continued.

"I trust in my work, that is for sure, I have no reason not to trust".

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