Manchester United news: Mourinho makes second place claim

10 months ago

In the latest Manchester United news, boss Jose Mourinho claims his side “deserve to finish second” in the Premier League behind runaway leaders Manchester City this season.

The Red Devils moved back above Liverpool and into second position on Saturday afternoon after first half efforts from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez sealed a 2-0 win against struggling Swansea at Old Trafford.

United sit two points ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s Reds and have a game in hand, although their next game in on Saturday is against rivals City at the Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens are 16 points clear of their neighbours at the top of the table and will seal the title with three points in their derby clash.

Mourinho is not concerned about Pep Guardiola’s men given that he conceded the title race was over several weeks ago, but he is determined to ensure that United will be runners-up in what will be a big improvement on last season when they finished sixth.

United have just seven matches remaining and are 2/5 with bet365 to win the Premier League without Manchester City and the Portuguese tactician said: “Manchester City is not important for me,” he said.

“Important for me is that, since the moment we left the first position and went to second, we stayed there for the whole of the season.

“We deserve to finish second in spite of what you can say, the criticisms you can make.

“You all say the third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth are all better than us, but they are not better than us because we have more points than them.

“We are going to fight. Seven matches to go, we are going to fight to finish second.”