I would prefer to lose to City and win the Premier League: Mourinho


Manchester united special boss, Jose Mourinho has said that beating Manchester City's side was a special pleasure - but would prefer trading the dramatic comeback for the Premier League title.

City brought in an impressive start in the clash against second placed united last week, thanks to first-half goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan. But in the second half, Manchester United players came with the spirit to seal a win at Ethiad with Paul Pogba doubling it and Chris Smalling making the victory a reality.

Mourinho acknowledged the significance of the result, which earned the LG Performance of the Week award, but he admitted he would prefer a premier league tittle to the comeback win.

"Did the performance give me special pleasure because it was against our city rivals when they were ready to celebrate their title? [Yes] I cannot deny that," he told Sky Sports.

He was further asked if the 3-2 turnaround at Etihad was the most enjoyable win of his Manchester United tenure, he replied: "No, I would prefer to lose this match and win the title, honestly.

"But we are working really hard to try and finish second. Three points in a difficult match gives up better conditions between now and the end of the season to finish second, which is the position we want.

"The boys deserve the award, the performance was amazing, especially in the second half when we were losing 2-0 against the future champions, a team that didn't lose any Premier League match at their stadium.

"Our fans in the stadium, the way they supported the team, especially in the first half when the team was losing, this award is for the amazing fans and the boys."

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