The Red Devils have ended up as runners-up to the Citizens this season in the Premier League as Pep Guardiola’s men ran away with the Premier League title.
Mourinho has been tasked with becoming the first manager to steer Manchester United to the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.
Manchester United are likely to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as Mourinho looks to try and assemble a squad capable of winning the title next season.
The Portuguese coach admits that it will be difficult for Manchester United to close the gap to Manchester City next season but the Red Devils will try to significantly bolster their squad this summer.
Speaking at a news conference ahead of Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season, Mourinho said: “The reality of the numbers is between second and fifth, the difference is three or four or five points but the difference between the first and second is a difference of 19.
“That is the reality of the numbers. Can we close that gap in one season with a very difficult market, an absolutely difficult market? We are going to try.”
Manchester United are still aiming to end the season with a trophy when they take on Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley next weekend.
The Red Devils won both the Europa League and League Cup in Mourinho’s first campaign last term.
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