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.
"We want to show that this season we are the second best team in the country and to do that we need more points".
"We don't always get the respect we deserve", he said.
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Trump asked, adding the two countries are "most responsible for supporting, equipping and financing the criminal Assad regime". Assad and his close ally, Russia, have denied government forces ever used such weapons.
Manchester United fans were delighted to see their record signing back to his best as he prodded past Ederson twice to level the derby and help delay City's title charge.
Paul Pogba was the key figure in United's recovery against City and though happy with his form and workrate in training, Mourinho has told his most expensive acquisition to aim for consistency rather than headlines.
The former striker told Sky Sports: 'As soon as the game started, something was weird - the atmosphere of the stadium, the team - it's so weird from what we saw from that team a week ago. The easy thing would be to go out of Europe and then collapse in the league through motivation going down.
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He had an effort of 84.78m in his third attempt before coming up with the winning mark with his fourth throw. In the process, he bettered the earlier 23-year-old national record of 3:38.00 set by Bahadur Prasd in 1995.
"I tell you exactly what I told him", added Mourinho, "and that is that I don't expect you to be Man of the Match every week, I don't expect you to score two goals every week". We were a complicated team and let them feel comfortable, ' he said. I'd also become aware, as Oasis started to dominate the music scene, that City were the club you supported if you were from the centre of Manchester; they were, in many ways, the people's team there.
"No, I would prefer to lose this match and win the title, honestly", he said.
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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Lucia's the women's high jump in a season-best 1.95 metres and Troy Doris of Guyana the triple jump in 16.88 metres. Australia's Mike Shelley defied the brutal heat to retain his marathon title in two hours, 16.46 minutes.
"I trust in my work, that is for sure, I have no reason not to trust". But what can not be argued against are the records that City have smashed on their way to the title this season.