Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho clarifies top four 'miracle' comment

Lynette Rowe
December 5, 2018

So rather than just backing the Draw in the Match Odds market at [3.6] I will take on the goalless game and a ridiculously high scoring draw by dutch backing 1-1 at [8.0] and 2-2 [13.0] in the correct score market to get an inflated draw price of approximately [5.0]. They are a good team who have had a good run of results.

The main fixture on Wednesday afternoon is Manchester United hosting Arsenal at Old Trafford, but there are five others on the slate offering opportunities.

"If I used that word, it is not what I think at all".

"Until previous year I said that finishing second was a fantastic thing because of the qualities we had in comparison to the quality of the other teams that are fighting for the top four".

"The target changed but in the sense let's try to close the distance best we can and be very close to these positions".

Paul Pogba was terrible at the weekend, and with reports claiming Mourinho gave him a furious dressing down after the game, it looks likely that he will be dropped. "We need some players to perform better than they are and we need to perform better as a team than we are, but far from a miracle - not at all".

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Mourinho said he would have to hold off naming his side to face Arsenal until two or three hours before kick-off, as he did against Southampton, in a bid to give as many players as possible a chance to prove their fitness. "I don't play the game of suggestions". Or how? I don't play that game. "I can agree", he said, noting that Everton are above them in sixth.

In comparison, Liverpool spent £167m, Chelsea £128m, Arsenal £68m and Manchester City £63m while Tottenham did not sign a single new player.

Despite the contrast in both sides' form, I still have a feeling Manchester United will find a way to win the game.

The draw at the weekend away to Saints, who then sacked Mark Hughes, coupled with Arsenal's win against Spurs left the Red Devils eight points behind the top four.

"At the end of the season the top six will be done by the six teams we all know have that responsibility to finish in the top six".

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