Home Sport “Manchester United Must First Target Top Four, Not Title Challenge” said Jose...

“Manchester United Must First Target Top Four, Not Title Challenge” said Jose Mourinho

MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho has said Manchester United can only start to think about a title challenge once they have made their way back into the top four.
United against Bournemouth on Saturday and are nine points behind leaders Manchester City and Liverpool and five points off the Champions League position.

“When you are outside the top four I don’t think you should speak about the title,” Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.
“When you are top four 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, and 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 at the end of December in a better position than we are in now at this moment.”

United head to Bournemouth eighth in the table after 10 games.
It is the first of three away games in the next week that also includes trips to Juventus and Manchester City and the second time this season that Mourinho’s team face a run of three consecutive fixtures away from Old Trafford, something he said has affected United’s start to the campaign.

“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,” he said
“We had a double fixture away at Burnley and Watford, now we have a double fixture at Bournemouth and Manchester City.
“We will have Juventus away before Manchester City and 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 a better position.”
Mourinho will once more be without Marouane Fellaini, Diogo Dalot and Antonio Valencia facing Bournemouth but Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez are in dispute to start after being named on the bench for the 2-1 win over Everton.

“I watched something funny in [Valencia’s] Instagram where he says ‘work, work, work in the gym,'” Mourinho said.
“He should say ‘work, work, work alone because I am injured and cannot train with the team.’

“He couldn’t train with the team so I think it looked like he was working really, really hard and he was but without the ball and without the team so you can imagine he is not selected [against Bournemouth because he is not ready].

Avatar
Kelvin Odemwingiehttps://360aproko.com/
Am cool,simple and gentle.I hate pretends and deceitful. I love dancing and jokes,i don't try to impress anyone but I love being my self.*Cute me* My philosophy towards life is everything is beautiful and fair because am optimistic in nature.

Must Read

“I stand with you babana and we will always stand for truth” – Senator Elisha Abbo’s wife reacts, says her husband is innocent

Emily Eric, wife of Nigeria’s youngest senator, Elisha Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja,...

Bayero University Law undergraduate says she stabbed her hubby in self defense

Hanan, the Law undergraduate of the Bayero University Kano, who has been accused of stabbing her husband, Saeed Hussein, at their home in Kano...

Lady weeps after she was thrown out of a moving car by kidnappers in Rivers state

A Lady escaped being abducted in Port Harcourt, Rivers state today June 22nd.   Broadcaster Chioma Ezenwafor who shared the story online, stated that there was...

Intersex athlete, Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as ‘human guinea pig’ amid hormone testing controversy

South African Olympic champion and intersex athlete, Caster Semenya has accused world athletics' governing body the IAAF of using her as 'a human guinea...

President Buhari commends Nigerians for living peacefully abroad

President Buhari today in Abuja commended Nigerians residing in foreign countries for living peacefully with their host communities.   Giving the commendation when a delegation of...