Jose Mourinho admitted it would take a “miracle” for Manchester United to finish in the top four this season.
The Red Devils currently sit seventh in the Premier League table in the aftermath of a 2-2 stalemate at Southampton on Saturday.
Mourinho’s side has earned just two points from the last three matches as draws with Southampton and Crystal Palace came in the aftermath of a loss to rivals Manchester City.
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Currently a whopping 16 points out of the title race, Mourinho revealed Manchester United may struggle to make up the eight points that currently sit between his club and fourth-place Arsenal.
“Last year I said it was fantastic to finish second considering the quality we had compared to other teams who were fighting for a top four finish,” Mourinho told RedeTV following the draw with Southampton.
“This year, as we’re facing even more problems, it proves what I said when the season started: that it would be very tough for us. Now we must try and win as most points as we can, almost a miracle, to finish in the top four.”
Mourinho’s opinion is also shared by Gary Neville, who said that the club would also need a miracle while adding this group is a “million miles away” from the top-four challengers at the moment,