Jose Mourinho: Manchester United should have 10 more points than we currently do

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United should have 10 more points than we currently do

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted his team should have 10 points more than they actually do in the current stage of the Premier League table.

10 more points would mean the Portuguese manager’s side would have 84 points with Manchester City on 87 points and a game in hand.

That would obviously mean United would still be in for a shout for the title but the reality is their fierce rivals were just crowned champions just last weekend.

Mourinho clearly feels his squad could have done more and there are plenty of supporters who feel the same way despite it being a decent season.

The campaign has been marred with frustrations due to the players’ attitude and occasionally the former Real Madrid manager’s team selection or tactics.

According to the Mirror, Jose said: “I think we are inconsistent, and we are inconsistent many times in our attitude. You pay the price. With our top five opponents, we didn’t lose any points from them.

“But then we lost three points against teams that were promoted. Against City, we won, lost. Against Spurs, we won, we lost. Against Chelsea, we won, we lost. Against Liverpool, we won, we drew so we got one point from Liverpool.

“Against Arsenal, we won and we still have one match to play so we are not going to lose. We lost points against teams who are probably going to be relegated, or are in this group of the relegation fight.

“We lost three points against West Brom. We lost two points against all the other teams involved in that fight, Stoke, Southampton. This season of course was a much better season in the Premier League for us than the last one.

“But we need to be more consistent in our approach. We should have 10 more points than we have. No doubts.”

For all the unhappiness with the Red Devils they can still conclude the season in second place and with the FA Cup trophy if everything goes to plan.

Jose Mourinho will surely recognise it’s the only way to appease the fans and must now juggle the two competitions while hoping his players don’t drop their focus on either one.

Liverpool and Tottenham are both chasing a second placed finish and will certainly not let up despite the top four being largely decided already.

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