Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has jokingly asked whether Manchester City's two-year ban from UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Play rules, means they will be stripped of their 2018 English Premier League title.
The ban was imposed by UEFA on Friday after an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play rules but the club are appealing the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.
Mourinho guided Manchester United to second place in that season, finishing 19 points behind Pep Guardiola's side.
"I didn't lose one single minute analysing what UEFA have to analyse," Mourinho told a news conference after Spurs won 3-2 at Aston Villa in the league on Sunday.
"If I go into that, I have to ask if the team that finished second in 2018 is going to be champions, yes or no?
"That would be interesting but joking apart, I just wait calmly."
"Until the appeal finishes, Manchester City have the benefit of the doubt. In the end of the process we will see if they are punished or not."
The Premier League have also opened an investigation into City's finances. City manager Guardiola is an old rival of Mourinho's from their time in Spanish football.