- Ander Herrera delivers injury update after Man Utd victory
- Photo: Cesc Fàbregas and Diego Costa all smiles as Chelsea jet off to Lisbon
- Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction to ‘come home’ to Man Utd banner
- Emmanuel Adebayor admits regret over Arsenal celebration
- Photos: Özil and Walcott all smiles as Arsenal gear up for Galatasaray
- John Aldridge: Brendan Rodgers should take Liverpool signing out of spotlight
Chelsea boss José Mourinho refuses to rule Man Utd out of title race
Chelsea boss José Mourinho refuses to write off Manchester United's chances of winning Premier League title
José Mourinho is refusing to rule Manchester United out of the Premier League title race ahead of the Red Devils’ trip to Chelsea on Sunday.
United are currently nine points behind Mourinho’s Blues side, with the defending champions a further two points adrift of leaders Arsenal.
Manchester United are Manchester United. Eleven points is quite a lot but I believe that they will push all the way
The 50-year-old Portuguese coach feels that the Gunners and Manchester City in particular currently have the advantage in the title race.
Mourinho also reckons that Liverpool have a chance too due to their lack of European football – but the Chelsea manager reiterated that “United are United”.
“No [I'm not writing United off],” Mourinho told his pre-match media conference.
“I think if you look at the table, obviously Arsenal and Manchester City are the top two teams.
“I repeat, City have different ammunition for such a different world for everyone. But we are not far.
“As I was saying, Liverpool have a fantastic chance to do it because its almost unique they’re not playing in European competitions.
“Manchester United are Manchester United. Eleven points is quite a lot but I believe that they will push all the way. For all the big teams, the big objective is to secure a top-four spot.”
Mourinho added that he views Sunday’s fixture as a special game and expects United to be strong despite their poor form under new boss David Moyes.
He continued: “I’m far too long in the game. I’ve played dozens of derbies, classic matches, matches between big teams, and this is what experience says.
“More than that, many times, the team that looks to be in the most difficult situation is the team that appears stronger in that match.
“That’s why I consider this game is special.”◀ The Sport Review homepageNext story ►
Join us on Facebook
Read more on...
Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Galatasaray clash2 hours ago Football
Photo: Steven Gerrard squeezes 17 Liverpool players into plane selfie2 hours ago Football
Photo: Mario Balotelli chills with Liverpool duo ahead of Basel trip2 hours ago Football
Photos: Özil and Walcott all smiles as Arsenal gear up for Galatasaray3 hours ago Football
Photo: Alberto Moreno talks up Liverpool’s togetherness3 hours ago Football
Betting tips: Enhanced odds of 10/1 on Chelsea, Man City and more3 hours ago Football
Video: Adnan Januzaj nets brilliant free-kick for Man Utd Under-21s4 hours ago Football
Emmanuel Adebayor admits regret over Arsenal celebration4 hours ago Football
Liverpool transfers: Jamie Carragher backs Victor Valdes reports4 hours ago Football
Simon Mignolet has to improve to save Liverpool career, says Jamie Carragher5 hours ago Football
Photo: Petr Cech in good spirits as Chelsea prepare for Sporting clash5 hours ago Football
Liverpool’s new signings will take time to gel, says Fabio Borini5 hours ago Football
Man Utd will finish above Liverpool, declares Reds legend5 hours ago Football
Hugo Lloris one of world’s best keepers, says Tottenham manager5 hours ago Football
Angel di Maria: My happiness is enormous at Man Utd5 hours ago Football
Eden Hazard: Chelsea’s Diego Costa needs to focus5 hours ago Football
Liverpool transfers: Simon Mignolet unfazed by Victor Valdes link5 hours ago Football
Transfer round-up: Arsenal target Gignac, Chelsea to sign Talisca6 hours ago Football
Mourinho gives latest Chelsea injury update ahead of Sporting clash6 hours ago Football
Patrice Evra lifts lid on Paul Pogba’s Man Utd exit6 hours ago Football