Jose Mourinho takes a subtle dig at his former club Manchester United regarding the top 4 race in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho spoke extensively on Sheffield United and Wolves’ genuine claim as top 4 contenders in the Premier League. Liverpool are running away with the league. Manchester City and Leicester have marched ahead of the competition. However, Chelsea have failed to assert their authority on the 4th place.
This has resulted in a scramble amongst several sides for the last Champions League spot. A fact that current Tottenham manager, Mourinho acknowledged. He went on to add that it wasn’t just about the traditional powerhouses this season though.
Interestingly, while Mourinho has included 10th place Arsenal among others, as a top 4 contender, he failed to mention his former club Manchester United. The Portuguese chose to give the cold shoulder to the side he acrimoniously parted wats with but was full of praise for Sheffield United and Wolves.
Jose Mourinho takes a subtle dig at Manchester United regarding top 4 race
“Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four, [the managers] they can say no, and I understand if they say no but the reality is that they are. Not just because of the position that they are in the table, but because of the power and quality,” the Spurs boss told Sky Sports.
“They arrive in this situation where, in the eyes of everybody, they should be more than happy, but they are not more than happy. Wolves bought an important player [Daniel Podence for £17m] to try to improve their situation.
“Sheffield bought an important player [Sander Berge for £22m], they beat their record in the market to try to improve their team.
“So it’s not just about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton. It’s not just about us. It’s also about these two clubs who I have to say [are] fantastic.”
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