Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Not Singing the Blues

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Not Singing the Blues

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JOSE Mourinho issued a defiant message to Pep Guardiola - insisting the title race is far from over.

The United manager is adamant he has not given up hope of overhauling City's 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

United returned to winning ways following Sunday's derby defeat, with a 1-0 win against Bournemouth on Wednesday.

And Mourinho was quick to dismiss any suggestion he had already conceded defeat in the title race.

"I didn't say that," he said. "I said we play one match at a time and the match after that we had to win. I think it is over in May. If it is over now I go on holidays tomorrow. I go to Brazil or Los Angeles."

Despite Mourinho's comments, it was impossible to ignore the deflated atmosphere at Old Trafford as Romelu Lukaku's first-half strike secured the three points. …

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