Michael Owen sends title message to Man United fans

The former Liverpool striker believes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will already be targeting Premier League glory next season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Michael Owen has claimed that Jose Mourinho will already be confident of guiding Manchester United to Premier League title glory next season.

The Red Devils won the Europa League for the first time on Wednesday night after Manchester United were 2-0 winners against Eredivisie giants Ajax in Stockholm.

Winning the Europa League spared Manchester United’s blushes after a disappointing sixth-placed finish in the Premier League in their first season under Mourinho.

The Red Devils secured a place in next season’s Champions League competition thanks to their win against Ajax in Sweden on Wednesday night.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen suggested that Mourinho will already be confident of winning the Premier League title next season.

“You’d have to say they’ll be one of the favourites for the Premier League again,” Owen told BT Sport.

“The run they went on in the middle part of the season was top of the table form. Jose will be looking at next year and thinking the Premier League is their main aim.”

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Manchester United appointed Mourinho as Louis van Gaal’s successor back in May 2016 after a disappointing fifth-placed finish.

The Red Devils won the EFL Cup back in February thanks to a 3-2 win against Southampton at Wembley.

Mourinho’s side won the Community Shield in their first competitive game under the Portuguese coach at the start of the 2016-17 season.

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