Jose Mourinho has made a surprising claim about Manchester United’s title chances this season.
The Portuguese boss believes his side may have left themselves too much ground to make up in the Premier League as they currently sit sixth on the table.
Man United have only won two of their 10 last league games and despite an incredible amount of chances, have been let down by their failure to remain clinical in front of goal.
Speaking about his side, Mourinho claims they haven’t been getting the results their performances deserve.
“In the league we have not been getting the goals our performances deserve. There is no doubt we are improving, though. We know where we want to go and our destination is to be champions,” he said.
“Maybe we cannot do it this year. You can never tell in football but the gap might be already too large.
“Sometimes when a manager takes over a new club the differences in approach are not significant
“We could probably get better results if we weren’t trying to go in an opposite direction. I am not talking about tactical systems here. I am talking about the way this team wants to play and that is the most difficult thing in football to change.”
Mourinho has endured a difficult start to life as United manager, but one thing we can say from his performances already, is that the team are playing much better than last year, they just need to remain clinical in front of goal.
The football is exciting, there are chances created and supporters can tell that once everything clicks into place for the Portuguese boss, his squad will be seriously difficult to beat.