Jose Mourinho has given up hope of winning the Premier League title at Manchester United this season.
The former Chelsea boss has no doubt improved Manchester United in his 18-month spell at the club, taking them comfortably in contention to qualify for next season’s Champions League again, currently sitting three points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea in third and fourth respectively.
Their very slim hopes of catching City were extinguished on miserable Wednesday night at Wembley, following a pitiful 2-0 defeat to Spurs, conceding the opening goal after just 11 seconds!
United have a chance to bounce back quickly today, with a home fixture against Huddersfield, one of only four teams to have beaten the Red Devils this season, but speaking ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho admitted that his side are now only battling to become the first loser.
“It’s important for us because we need points to be the first of the last. We need to try to finish second – we have been in this position all season. First for a few weeks, but we have been second for the rest.
“It has been better than last season in every aspect – points, position, number of goals, goals conceded – everything.
“We have to try to stay there and it is not easy because there are some very good teams. Chelsea are the champions, Arsenal did well in the market, Liverpool are a great team and Tottenham are fantastic.
“We are doing well with some negative moments. it’s very important for us to do better than last season and win something and try to be stronger for next season.”
United still have some challenging fixtures to come, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all still to play.
Meanwhile, despite this, as we reported earlier, Pep Guardiola has refused to accept that the title is already won.