Manchester United’s coach, Jose Mourinho, began to be pessimistic about the chances of his care team to be able to secure the English Premier League trophy this season, following a landslide defeat at Anfield against Liverpool earlier this morning. According to the Portuguese coach, the Red Devils no longer have a chance to win the Premier League trophy at the end of this season and the only realistic target is to penetrate the last four of the final standings.
As is known, Manchester United have just traveled to the headquarters of their Rival club, Liverpool, in the 17th Premier League Matchdays continued on Monday morning (17/12), local time. In that match, Jose Mourinho’s landing squad actually went down with their flagship players, without exception. Coming from behind by Sadio Mane’s goal, MU managed to equalize thanks to Jesse Lingard’s goal before the break.
Unfortunately, in the 2nd half of the match, Jose Mourinho’s squad conceded two goals which were all bought by midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. The defeat was very disappointing for Manchester United, because the Red Devils could not move from the 6th position in the standings, and now they are 8 points behind Arsenal, who are in 5th place. No wonder if after yesterday’s match, Jose Mourinho considered that the chances of his care team to win the English Premier League trophy at the end of the season will be over.
“What do you mean by fixing? What do you mean by being a champion? I can’t fix it. We can still close the season in 4th place, I think it’s not easy, of course we will end up in the top 6 like all other historical top teams, but the best we can achieve is 4th. Now we have to look at the 5th and then look at the 4th,” said Mourinho to Sky Sports.
Furthermore, the Portuguese coach also sent flattery to Liverpool hosts who according to him appeared better in various aspects throughout the match yesterday.
“Liverpool are a better team, we cannot compare with the intensity, their physical strength, and the quality of the techniques that exist and they are indeed a better team than us. Apart from that, we were still in the game before conceding the third goal, I repeat, in a moment where the final result is likely to be a draw, because we have as many opportunities as they can to seal the victory in the final 10 to 15 minutes. “