Gary Lineker sends message to Jose Mourinho after Man United beat Fulham

The Spur legend reacts to Manchester United's 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon

Gary Lineker
England legend Gary Lineker (Photo: BT Sport)

Gary Lineker took to Twitter to post an apt Jose Mourinho quote after Manchester United moved back into the top four thanks to Saturday evening’s 3-0 win at Fulham.

The Red Devils had the chance to hoist themselves into fourth spot with a victory at Craven Cottage ahead of Chelsea FC’s clash against Manchester City on Sunday.

Manchester United were looking to record an eighth win in nine games in the Premier League since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the reins from Mourinho in December.

The Portuguese coach left Manchester United in sixth spot in the Premier League table and 11 points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea FC after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool FC in December.

Mourinho had insisted in an interview in November that Manchester United could still secure a top-four spot by the end of the year despite their poor start to the season.

Match Of The Day host Lineker took to Twitter to remind Manchester United supporters of Mourinho’s comments after their 3-0 win secured a return to the top four.

Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Mourinho was right when he said @ManUtd would be back in the top 4 in the New Year.”

Two goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial’s solo effort sealed a 3-0 win at Fulham.

Manchester United will welcome Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils have only managed to finish in the top four on two occasions since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager in 2013.

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