Jose Mourinho predicts where Man United will finish this season

Jose Mourinho is not tipping Man United to be champions this season despite their 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea FC

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: MUTV)

Jose Mourinho does not expect to see Manchester United be crowned champions this season but says that the Red Devils can enjoy a strong campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils got the new season off to the perfect start on Sunday afternoon when they sealed a thumping 4-0 win over Chelsea FC in front of their home fans at Old Trafford.

Manchester United took the lead through Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty and Anthony Martial made it 2-0 midway through the second half.

Rashford added a second shortly after half-time and summer signing Daniel James then made it 4-0 with a deflected shot to complete the rout.

The result left Manchester United in second place in the Premier League table after the opening weekend of games.

Former Manchester United boss Mourinho was on pundit duty for Sky Sports on Sunday afternoon and although he was very impressed by the Red Devils’ performance, he is not expecting to see them be crowned champions this term.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho said: “I think United will find it much more difficult to play against compact [defensive] blocks.

“I think they don’t have a reason to feel anything but positive in this moment. A 4-0 result against Chelsea in the debut of the season is an amazing result.

“As I was saying before the game, it’s very important that the dressing room feels that they can play to be champions.

“I have to keep my opinion, I think they will not be champions – but they can obviously have a good season.”

Manchester United will first be focusing on breaking back into the top four this term after they ended up sixth and without a trophy under Solskjaer last term.

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