Despite winning 12 of their opening 17 matches and with a goal difference of +26, Manchester United still find themselves 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side have been simply flawless since the get-go. Yesterday’s record-breaking win over Swansea was their 16th Premier League victory of the season and their 15th in a row. The 2013-14 Premier League winners have been formidable both at home and on the road. Away from the Etihad, City are yet to drop any points.
Although many believe the title race is well and truly over, Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho is adamant that is not the case. Speaking to the media after watching his side squeeze past Bournemouth, Mourinho insisted it’s too early to concede defeat.
“It is only over in May. If it is over now I go on holiday to Brazil or Los Angeles.” claimed Mourinho
Mourinho also added that yesterdays victory over the cherries was a very crucial one.
“The game was a big one, and a defeat does not help in your recovery – victories help, defeats don’t.
“They were difficult opponents and difficult conditions. If we had scored the second it would have been a calm night for us.”
Manchester United will now play their 3rd game in the space of 7 days when they travel to The Hawthorns next Sunday. The latter have not tasted victory in any of their last 15 matches. However, they have lost just one of their previous five outings. On Wednesday evening, Alan Pardew’s side gained a valuable point after holding Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield.