Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho clarifies top four 'miracle' comment

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho clarifies top four 'miracle' comment

Manchester United fielded a makeshift back three in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Southampton, with midfielders Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay drafted in alongside Phil Jones - playing his first league game since August.

"I don't know if I said [that] or if I didn't, but if I used that word it is not what I feel at all". We need to not be so unlucky with problems that we have.

"Before Palace, I said my target would be end of December in top four".

"The target changed but in the sense let's try to close the distance best we can and be very close to these positions. I think we need a good run of results and we don't need to waste points where we shouldn't be wasting them".

"Nobody knew the team and ourselves we didn't know yet".

Ask a group of football fans for the first thing they think of when it comes to Manchester United vs Arsenal, and there's a good chance you'll get a different answer from every one of them. But it's another thing to be quoted [indirectly] - by who?

Banned Young will miss tonight’s game
Banned Young will miss tonight’s game

"Despite the contrast in both sides' form, I still have a feeling United will find a way to win game".

I've analyzed the betting market for each match and provided three value plays (16-32-1 season record, -4.52 units).

Pogba has cut a frustrated figure at United this season having put up with a lot of criticism from his manager, who ordered him to leave training only a couple of months ago.

"I understand your question, but when pundits that were professional players say "this player is not playing for the manager" - did they do that when they were players?" Aaron Ramsey and the impressive new signing Lucas Torreira will be entrusted to win the midfield battle for Unai Emery's side and they could have a field day if Pogba continues to be wasteful on the ball.

Mourinho has said repeatedly he was expecting a hard campaign and revealed ahead of the meeting with the Gunners that he has been proved right because his was the only team in the top six that did not to improve over the summer.

"For example, last season it was Arsenal and Chelsea, and this season two of these six are going to stay outside".


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