Second-placed United remain 11 points behind City after 18 matches of the 2017-18 campaign, but they still have a three-point gap over third-placed Chelsea. Arsenal and Tottenham are among those with nine days, the highest number.
The Premier League club would have been expected to go on and win the game, especially after they replaced Daley Blind with Romelu Lukaku but instead it was Korey Smith who bagged the victor in stoppage time and kicking off brilliant scenes at Ashton Gate.
"That is madness. Get them in and have a look now - it raises the profile of the player and also the countries will see that they are good enough".
Mourinho has also confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to start a game in the Premier League for the first time since April after playing 69 minutes against Bristol City on Wednesday.
"I don't know, you say, you are the ones, not me", he added.
On one of the great nights in the Championship club's 123-year history, City despatched the Premier League giants amid ecstatic scenes with a victor three minutes into stoppage time from Korey Smith.
"There are clearly the ones that are really privileged, there are clearly another group of the ones that are really punished by the decisions of the calendar and there are another group in the middle of it where I would like to be".
"They played brilliantly, fought like it was the game of their lives which it probably was", he said on Sky Sports.
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They made United the fourth Premier League victims of their fairytale Cup run when, latching on to a fine chipped pass from substitute Matty Taylor, Smith took the ball expertly on his chest and swiveled to fire home left-footed in the final seconds. If we do, we have one more game.
European nights Champions league nights, he could come out onto the pitch and he'd start taking penalties and free-kicks.
'I joined the club when we were in League One. "If we don't it's finished but until the last match of the season we have work to do".
Manchester United are suffering another wobble again in the season.
Mourinho said that if you ask him what he doesn't like about the opponent's team, he will say that they easily lose their balance.
"But we have also the feeling that we could have less points than we have, so that's just football". They will likely be Leicester's main rivals to be the best of the rest.
Apart from that, Michael Carrick and Eric Bailly will assuredly not play a part in the match while it is still doubtful whether or not Fellaini will make a return to first-team action. "He played one hour, a bit more". Bristol City entered this game not being intimidated by one of the top teams in England who has multiple players making more money in a week than Bristol City's entire team.