Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that his side can finish higher than fourth position in the Premier League this season.
Mourinho has endured a difficult start to life at the Theatre Of Dreams but his side seems to have finally found their feet – judging by recent performances.
Manchester United currently sit sixth in the Premier League table after winning their last three matches on the spin. Mourinho’s side have been struggling for consistency all season and find themselves four points behind fourth – placed Arsenal.
As belief and optimism grows among Man United fans, Jose Mourinho feels the club can finish above fourth place and qualify for the Champions League. Though he refused to set a particular target amid fierce competition, Mourinho is quietly confident of a strong finish to the season.
“For me to be happy, it’s an accumulation of factors. For me to be happy is the way we end the season playing, the evolution of the team, the empathy with the supporters, the results in many different competitions we are playing. So let’s see where we finish, I don’t want to say fourth, because we can do better than fourth,” Mourinho told Sky Sports News.
Mourinho acknowledged that there was a risk of not finishing fourth because the Premier League is very difficult and competitive and many other top teams have the same ambition to finish in the top 4.
He insisted that his players need to work very hard, try to improve and make sure they follow the laid down philosophies to attack and to defend well. He said that the poor results at Burnley, Arsenal and West Ham – despite his team’s good performance have affected their position on the table.
Manchester United who are currently on a eight match unbeaten run, play host to Sunderland on Boxing Day and will be looking to take their winning run to four in a row.