Mourinho reveals Guardiola's mistake before Manchester derby

EPL By: Uche Duru | 09/04/2018

Manchester derby: Mourinho speaks on a possibility of losing

Mourinho has disclosed that Pep Guardiola made a "mistake" before the Manchester derby on Saturday. The Manchester United boss said the City manager shouldn't have talked about Paul Pogba before the showdown.

A day before the match, Guardiola said he had been had offered the opportunity to sign Pogba from United by his agent, Mino Raiola, two months ago but Mourinho in a recent interview said that was a wrong move by his Manchester City counterpart.

Pogba went on to score twice as United delayed City’s title party, fighting back from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

"I often make mistakes,” Mourinho said when asked whether it had been wise for Guardiola to talk about Pogba 24 hours before the game.

"It’s no problem. I don’t even think about it.

"We know Guardiola [and] Mino, the relationship is not the best so is normal that sometimes they can come with a little touch on each other but I was not worried about it, I was not upset by it, I didn’t speak with Paul about it," he said.

"I was just focused on the game and I think Paul the same. Because the way he played is only possible when he’s focused on the game."