What Mourinho Said About Man Utd’s Premier League Title Chances

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has refused to speak about the possibility of his team challenging for the Premier League title this season.

The Red Devils currently sit in the 8th spot in the table with 17 points, 5 points away from 4th-placed Arsenal, and 9 from table-toppers Manchester City.

Amid their struggles, the Mancunian outfit’s Portuguese manager was recently asked whether his team shall be a part of the title race this campaign, to which he replied: “When you are outside the top four I don’t think you should speak about the title race.

“When you are top four – which I believe we are going to be – you can look up, see the distance, look to the fixtures, to the calendar, you can look to the situation at the moment, injuries, suspension, form and then you can feel it.”

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“But in this moment we are outside top four so the point is now to get the points we need to try and be in the end of December, like I expect to be, in a better position than we are in now at this moment,” the United gaffer added.

“I think we will be in a better position. I always say that in the end of the season you play 19 matches at home and away and it doesn’t matter when. But the reality is that the way the fixtures are coming sometimes they have an influence in the moment.”

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Jose then spoke about his team’s fixture list, as he stated: “We had a double fixture away against Burnley and Watford. Now we have a double fixture away against Bournemouth and Manchester City. We will have Juventus away before Manchester City. We will have Valencia away before Liverpool.

“In this part of the season we play away against possibly the three biggest candidates for the title, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City, so the calendar was not nice to us.

“But I think by the end of December, which is the end of the first half of the Premier League, we are not going to be in the position we are now. We will be in a better position.”