Mourinho says United won't be relegated after Manchester City defeatLast updated on Nov 12, 2018, 09:09 pm
Manchester United lost the first derby of the season 1-3, when they met Guardiola's Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium
In the post-match press conference, United manager Jose Mourinho jokingly said that he does not believe United will be relegated despite them being at equal difference from table-toppers City and 18th ranked Cardiff City.
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Mourinho says United's schedule made it more difficult for them
Mourinho believes United's schedule of having to play three away matches had left the team without enough physical or mental prowess to take on opponents as challenging as Manchester City.
He pointed out to the rigorous match against Juventus where United had to play "against one of the best teams in Europe".
He compared United's schedule to City's three home matches this week.
Mourinho doesn't go for stats while analyzing games
Mourinho also said that he has seen a lot of improvement in the United side than what they were at the start of the season.
He believes United have played well, the score remaining 2-1 for a long time being a testament to the fact.
The United boss says more than stats, he is happy with the character shown by the United players.
Meanwhile, things are heating up in the Premier League
While United are trying to get their footing, the Premier League has become a thrilling affair this term.
This is the first time in the league's history when three teams have remained undefeated after 12 matches.
While City lead the roost with 32 points, Liverpool are second with 30 points.
After drawing their match against Everton, Chelsea are third with 27 points.
Scholes believes City can match Arsenal's Invincibles
Manchester City have probably reached their absolute peak under Guardiola this season, their football being one of the most effective in all of Europe.
United legend Paul Scholes believes this team can match the record of Wenger's Invincibles.
Under Wenger, Arsenal had won the 2003-04 season with zero losses to their name, and the way City are playing, nothing seems impossible.