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Mourinho: Chelsea won’t be caught

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Ex-Blues boss gives thoughts on title race

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that the title race over.

His old club Chelsea sit at the top of the table, 9 points clear, with the chance to make that a 12 point gap today if they beat Burnley away, after Spurs dropped points against Liverpool yesterday.

However, even if they don’t get all 3 points today, Mourinho believes that his old side will not be caught,

“Honestly I don’t think so. Why? Because Chelsea are a very good defensive team, they defend very well and defend with lots of players, very good players, and are very well organised.” he told Sky Sports.

“I think in this situation, a very defensive team wins the title with counter-attack goals, set pieces goals, and individual goals from talented players. So I don’t think they’re going to let it slip.

“But football is football, you never know.”

Regarding his own side’s performance at Old Trafford against Watford on Saturday afternoon, Mourinho said it was a must-win game, particularly with Liverpool beating Tottenham on Saturday night, meaning one team had to drop points.

He said: “We needed to win. It was a dangerous game, they are a good team with good and experienced players. They came obviously to defend but when they were losing they tried and were dangerous. It was a difficult match and it’s an important win.

“We create a lot of chances but don’t score a lot of goals. I’m really happy with the performance, I think in the first half we had periods when we were really brilliant.

“We were organised and defensively worked well so I’m pleased with the clean sheet.”

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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