'We're battling to be first of the last' - Mourinho concedes title defeat


"It's not the first time somebody has missed a chance and it wasn't just Raheem, we missed a lot in this game." .

United, who face Huddersfield at Old Trafford on Saturday, are 15 points behind Pep Guardiola's side following the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday.

"We didn't have any more players", Guardiola said.

"We have to avoid fouls, we have to control the second balls and long balls to (Ashley) Barnes in the box".

But if the Pep Guardiola's boys had thought the encounter was going to be another routine victory on the road, they were jolted to reality in the 82nd minute, when Johann Berg Gudmundsson latched on a cross by Mathew Lowton to even scores for the hosts. It is open for second, third, fourth but practically closed for the first.

The Red Devils are 15 points behind city rivals, Manchester City after 25 games and are just three points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea.

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"If you tell me all six want to be champion and only one will be champion so others they fail, I think it's too pragmatic a way to look at it because you can do positive work and not win the title".

As well as they performed in the two games at the Etihad and as brilliantly as they played before Christmas, Burnley haven't won in nine matches and with those injuries mounting up, it's very hard to see that run not extending in to double-figures. Everybody knows here in England how complicated it is playing in Burnley, and after we have to go to Stoke and Goodison Park.

"I can not say we are doing bad or Tottenham are doing bad or Chelsea are doing bad". Yet, Guardiola is refusing to get carried away as City target a historic four-trophy haul in a packed schedule. It's four months now.

He replied: "No, I don't think so. Maybe in March he will be available start to train with us".

The fixtures and locations are yet to be announced, but the Citizens have confirmed that one of their matches will take place in New York City, per an official press release on their website. We are in these positions all season.

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