Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho attempted to discuss the club’s position in the Premier League following their loss to Newcastle.
The Magpies managed to grab a single goal which was enough to secure them all three points in their bid to avoid relegation this season.
United meanwhile failed to not only close the gap on fierce rivals and league leaders Manchester City but also failed to open up a gap on the teams below them.
Mourinho will certainly be furious with his players following the result, particularly as they struggled to even score a single goal.
Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez were guilty of missing chances at crucial moments and the Portuguese manager warned his players about the future.
Mourinho: “I love the way my players fought for the last 20 minutes. We are second, our position is better than all the others behind us, but there’s still lots of matches to play and we have to fight for the position.” #mufc [mutv]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 11, 2018
The Red Devils face both Chelsea and Liverpool in their next three Premier League matches in what will surely prove a difficult period to navigate through.
Jose will certainly aim to improve his record with the club vs opponents in the top six as he has been disappointing so far since arriving at Old Trafford.
Manchester United fans are yet to see their players truly dominate one of their title rivals under the Portuguese boss’s management.
Wins against both teams will be crucial if Jose Mourinho wishes to build up a gap on the teams below them and secure second place.
Should the results go against his favour, United could suddenly find themselves out of the Champions League spots in what will certainly be considered a disaster.
The Red Devils have been in second place for much of the season and anything less will represent regression in a manner similar to what Louis Van Gaal experienced in his second campaign in charge of the club.