Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Manchester City seal Premier League title after Manchester United suffer shock defeat

Manchester City seal Premier League title after Manchester United suffer shock defeat

Michael Carrick was pleased his half-time chat with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba played a significant role in their thrilling derby win at Manchester City last weekend.

Carrick, who recently hung his boots, told Sky Sports, "I just kept it simple and said [to Pogba] "this is what you are" and 'this is what you're good at'".

'He told them be careful it is going to be different against West Brom and I go back to Pogba: why didn't you and the rest of the team do what you did against City all season?

Pogba's form, particularly since the January signing of Alexis Sanchez, has been one of the fascinating sub-plots of United's season with the player reportedly unhappy at the defensive responsibilities he has been asked to perform. "From my discussions with the owners already, I know there is a genuine desire to build a team with greater goal power and attacking threat which can capture the fans' imagination", he said.

"The first thing is stability at training level, stability during the working week".

So Mourinho had to concede that United's slim hopes of a title challenge are now mathematically over - and he questioned his side's attitude following the latest defeat.

"I will tell you what I told him after the match and it's exactly what I told him".

"It is just football, we can not have just 11 players", he said. Three points in a hard match gives up better conditions between now and the end of the season to finish second, which is the position we want.

"I saw lots of people on the moon because we won against City".

Paul Pogba channeled his inner Goku (the lead character of the show) as he got a new, show-inspired haircut done.

He was often praised last season for his work ethic off the ball, and his ability to make incisive passes to open up defences.

The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table in their bid to improve upon their finish last term.

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