Tottenham boss José Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of Tottenham’s potential rivals for the face for top-four.
He arrived midway through the season to replace Mauricio Pochettino after Tottenham called time on the Argentine’s work at White Hart Lane. That decision came as a shock despite Spurs’ fall from grace, months after reaching the Champions League final, but it could still swing in Man Utd’s favour.
But we’ll leave that topic for another day.
Let’s talk top four as Mourinho disses our status as contenders. We’ll take it as a convenient little dig.
“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 former Man Utd boss told Sky Sports (via Irish Mirror).
“They arrive in this situation where in the eyes of everybody they should be more than happy, they are not more than happy.
“Wolves bought an important player [Daniel Podence] to try to improve their situation.
“Sheffield bought an important player [Sander Berge], 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.”
By not even mentioning us, Mourinho gives the impression he’s not worried about United.
As things stand now, United are positioned eight, six points off fourth-placed Chelsea and two drift of Mourinho’s Spurs. Everton and Sheffield are one and four points above the Red Devils respectively but we’ve got a game in-hand.
Next up for United is a huge fixture. Chelsea away. A chance to do some much needed catching up!