Jose Mourinho has admitted it may be “impossible” for Manchester United to win the Premier League title next season if Manchester City can repeat their form.
Pep Guardiola’s team were crowned champions with five games to spare and remain on course to eclipse the points record of 95 set by Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2005.
But speaking ahead of the FA Cup semifinal with Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, the 55-year-old said United could have their work cut out.
“If they do the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said at a news conference on Friday.
“If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.
“I was champion with Chelsea with 95 points.
“We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points.
“They never did it. Even when they were almost losing points they managed to win against Bournemouth in minute 145 and some other matches where they won in 90-something.
“They were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.”
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