Jose Mourinho: I can never rule Man United out of title race

Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester United are still serious contenders to win the Premier League title this season

Jose Mourinho
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester United are still serious contenders to win the Premier League title this season, despite their stuttering form.

The Red Devils slipped down to ninth place in the Premier League table following their surprise 1-0 defeat by Everton at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

That loss left David Moyes’ men trailing league leaders Arsenal by 12 points, but Chelsea boss Mourinho is convinced that United will bounce back in the coming weeks and months.

I think United are still a contender. They will stick together and they will fight

Jose Mourinho

“If it was another club probably I would tell you it’s impossible now, but with Manchester United I don’t say that,” said Mourinho.

“[I say that] because of the potential of the team, what the club represents and the culture of the club.

“It’s not a club in panic, it’s not a club where you feel the end of the world is arriving.

“They are calm, they support the manager. Nobody pressures the manager. They have a project [and] if they don’t win this season, they think they’ll win next season.

“It’s a very, very stable situation and I think an example for many others. And because of that, I think they are still a contender. They will stick together and they will fight.”

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