But Mourinho insists Manchester City remain favourites for the Premier League title.
"I would like to be in their position, because if they win the matches they are top of the league," Mourinho said.
"If we win the next nine matches, we may not be champions.
"If Manchester City win the 12 matches they have, they are champions. They have their destiny in their hands and we don't have ours.
"I would prefer to have my destiny in my hands. It doesn't depend on us. It depends on them."
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