Manchester United can be Premier League top four material, claims Mourinho
Jose Mourinho reckons United will be in a better Premier League position soon
November 2nd, 2018
Jose Mourinho appears to have weathered a storm at Old Trafford and is predicting a bright future for his Manchester United team now that a proverbial corner has been turned.
Indeed, he reckons that it won’t be long before the Red Devils are back in the top four and looking to mount a title challenge.
He said: “When you are outside the top four I don’t think you should speak about the title. When you are there, which 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 that moment – also the injuries, suspension, form and then you can feel it.
“But in this moment we are outside the top four so the point is now to get the points we need to try and be in the end of December in a better position than we are in now at this moment. I think we will be in a better position.
“The reality is that the way the fixtures are coming sometimes they have an influence [at a particular] moment,” said the Portuguese. “We had two fixtures away – against Burnley and Watford – now we have the same – Bournemouth [Saturday] and Manchester City. We will have Juventus [in the Champions League] 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, Manchester City – so the calendar was not nice to us. But 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, will be a better position.”