By Andrew Hyslop
- Mourinho says there is a big gap between the expectations of Manchester United and the reality
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the club are not ready to be a dominant force again and fans should forget about returning to the glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson
In an interview aired on the BBC’s Premier League show on Thursday March 16, Jose Mourinho stated that the club aren’t ready to be what people expect of Manchester United.
Stating that they are not ready to challenge for every trophy yet. Mourinho doesn’t believe that the days of Manchester United winning the Premier League every year are close.
He states that because of the nature of the club and his nature. The team will fight for every game and every available point.
Having said that though he went on to say that there is a gap between the expectations of a giant club like Manchester United and the reality of where the club are on the pitch.
We Don’t Need Champions League Football
When asked if he wants to be back in the Champions League next season, Mourinho said of course we do but we don’t need Champions League football to attract the top players.
He also said that if We are not in Champions League, he would prefer to be in the Europa League than no European competition at all.
Three of United’s four summer signings could have stayed at their clubs in the summer and would have been playing Champions League football this season. Instead they chose to join Manchester United.
Mourinho went on to say that if a player would reject a move to United because they don’t have Champions League football. Then he would be happy that the player hasn’t signed for the club.