Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose: Toughen Up to Topple Pep's City

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose: Toughen Up to Topple Pep's City

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JOSE Mourinho has told his United players to get mentally tough if they are to topple Pep Guardiola's champions.

Mourinho believes United's title chances were killed by squandering points against Premier League strugglers like Newcastle, Huddersfield and Stoke.

Defeat to West Brom last month - following the dramatic 3-2 derby win against City - was a perfect example of the inconsistency that has infuriated the United manager.

And he says it must change if he is to deliver a first title since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

"Sometimes I see that some kids - for me they are still kids - are a little bit up and down," said Mourinho. "Sometimes after a good moment, the bad moment will arrive as a consequence of not the correct reaction to the big moment.

"I feel quite frustrated. …

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