"The last time an English club were in the Euro Club Index top four was towards the end of the 2012-2013 season when Manchester United were fourth under Sir Alex Ferguson", said Gracenote's head of sports analysis Simon Gleave.
"The way people who don't understand football analyze it is with stats", Mourinho said. I go for what I felt and what I watch in the game.
United scored twice in the closing five minutes to secure a hard-fought 2-1 win away to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday, while City thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 at the Etihad.
And Mourinho claimed his side, also shorn of Paul Pogba through injury, were physically and mentally exhausted. "One thing is to go to Juventus and play against one of the best teams in the world and play for 94 minutes in the limits, not just the physical but the mental".More news: Rockets will move on from Carmelo Anthony
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"In a game that demanded everything we had to give not just physically, but mentally".
The defeat to City leaves United 12 points behind the Premier League champions.
After the game Mourinho was asked if the derby summed up why City are pushing for a second-straight title and United, who finished a distant second behind them last season, are now exclusively focused on trying to finish in the top four.
Liverpool beat Fulham earlier in the day at Anfield and Chelsea drew 0-0 with Everton to maintain their unbeaten starts - and with Tottenham and Arsenal making solid starts as well, it looks as though the Premier League title race could be one of the most open and fascinating for years.
It took just ten minutes for the first goal to arrive, David Silva scoring his seventh of the season. "I am even with my players that today made the mistakes that led to Man City's goals". The first half we played a little bit with fear but football is a game and we didn't want to lose the ball.
The result saw Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri set a new record for the longest unbeaten run by a new Premier League manager after 12 games. Ed Woodward's supposed rationale for not bowing to the demands of his manager was that neither of his defensive recruits - Eric Bailly or Victor Lindelof - have proved much bang for their buck.