The Special One has recognised that it was inevitable for their city rivals to win the League, and his own team has not been able to match their consistency.
It is not fair to say that City has won the title because we lost, says Mourinho
Manchester City has finally won the league title as their city rivals Manchester United lost to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
The title win celebrations was put on ice at the Etihad Stadium as the Red Devils came back stunningly from 2-0 down to win the match 2-3 against the Citizens.
But as United folded against relegation-threatened Baggies at Old Trafford, thanks to Jay Rodriguez’s goal, City got their hands on the trophy having led their rivals by 16 points with five games to spare.
But United’s Coach Jose Mourinho played down the significance of his team’s loss and said that City deserved to win the League on their own merits.
"I congratulated Man City face-to-face when I had the chance because I knew they would do it," the manager told reporters.
"If I was them I would be very disappointed if people said they won because West Brom beat Man United. They won because they were the best team. They only lost two games.”
"I won eight titles and I am not on the moon because I won against Manchester City.”
"I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against City. You could see the difference in the attitude to players compared to last week."
"We deserve to be punished, but the defeat was too heavy."
United had lost points against bottom-placed teams and Mourinho knows that the lack of consistency has deeply affected his team this season.
"I trust in my work. Eight titles. Three Premier League. Last not 20 years ago, it was three," he added.
"I know how to win. I believe in myself. You don't win titles with inconsistency. You need consistency at every level. The mental level, day by day.