I won't concede title if in Man United's position - Guardiola

Manchester United have been in good form this season and they are looking to tighten their hold on the Champions League places.

Spurs, coming off two successive draws, were eager for a victory and grasped the opportunity to put more distance between themselves and North London rivals Arsenal after the Gunners' 3-1 loss to Swansea City on Tuesday, reports Efe. "I would say the Tottenham game was a freak because of the goals they gave away, but there is no doubt that United are a long way behind City and Mourinho now has big decisions to make".

However, Manchester United finally broke down the Huddersfield backline when Romelu Lukaku got on the end of Juan Mata's cross to score the opening goal ten minutes into the second half.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino added: "We always try to be aggressive from the beginning".

"In 06-07 Man United won the title back".

Only five points separates second-placed United and fifth in the table Tottenham with 13 games left to play, as the race for a top-four finish heats up. However, Mourinho had more positive news on the latter pair, suggesting that they could return later this month."They are working on the pitch but not yet with us as a group so they are not very close to a return", admitted the manager.

"Paul is a young player, below 25, of course he has some things to improve", Mourinho said on Friday.

The 30-year-old was brought as a substitute by manager Jose Mourinho to change the game in United's favour in the second half of the match, only to see the Belgium worldwide limping off just seven minute later.

"We had to be patient, but had to keep the intensity high and the pressure".

"To punish anyone I also need someone to punish me because we are a team and, when we win we win together, we lose together".

Mourinho confirmed the Belgium midfielder has a knee ligament injury and joins defender Eric Bailly (ankle) and forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee) on the sidelines.

Mourinho introduced Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini in the second half in order to try and change the dynamic of the match - but he was forced to withdraw the 30-year-old just minutes later.


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