When asked who could win the Premier League title this season, Mourinho reeled off four sides - but it wasn’t quite the answer many were expecting.
“Who can win the title? Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City B team,” he replied.
“When I looked at the [City] bench yesterday, the players not involved I think even the B team could fight for the title.”
So Mourinho reckons that City’s second XI are better than Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal?
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It certainly caused a stir.
But is he right?
Well, we looked at those Man City players that were available and not in the starting XI yesterday and decided to create that ‘Man City B’ side that can apparently challenge for the title.
HOW MAN CITY B WOULD LOOK BASED ON YESTERDAY
Here’s what we came up with:
It’s good but you can’t say that XI is better than Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal, surely!?
Mourinho went on to talk further about the chances of both of his former sides - Chelsea and Man Utd.
“I don’t believe they’re going to resist in the title race,” Mourinho added.
“I want to say that the obvious thing, we would love United and Chelsea at that level.
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In football, sometimes unpredictable things can happen, but I think we all agree, a team last season that won everything in England last season and the European champions.”