Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester United can still finish within the Premier League’s top four despite their 3-1 humbling against Liverpool this afternoon.
It has been an absolutely garbage season for Manchester United so far, who are already 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool despite not even being at the halfway stage of the Premier League season.
Last month, Jose Mourinho made the prediction that United would be back in the top four by the new year, but have only won one league game since, dropping points against Arsenal, Liverpool and, more worryingly, Southampton and Crystal Palace.
It is a run that has left United 11 points off the Champions League qualifying places, and when asked after Sunday’s defeat at Anfield if he was the man to ‘fix’ United, Mourinho predicted that his side can still make the top four.
”What do you mean by fix? Win the title? Of course not,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“We can still finish fourth. It’s not easy. For sure we are going to finish in the top six. Best we can get is fourth. Now we look to the fifth and then later the fourth.”
It is believed that Mourinho has a clause in his contract that means that it would be cheaper for United to sack him if he fails to make the top four, so it makes sense that he is adamant that it is still possible.