Jose Mourinho is predicting a huge few weeks for Manchester United with a number of important games for the Reds.
Man United could be out of the Premier League’s top two, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League if things don’t go well for them in the coming fixtures. Conversely, if they do manage to win their upcoming games, Mourinho’s side will be in a fantastic position to win silverware this season.
A 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup means United will face Brighton & Hove Albion at home in the quarter-final and they’re in a good position in their Champions League round of 16 tie against Sevilla after a 0-0 draw away from home.
“I think the next few weeks at Old Trafford will be amazing,” Mourinho told MUTV.
United face Chelsea, the team below them in the league, on Sunday, and will hope to extend their lead over the Blues to six points. Obviously, if they lose, Chelsea will be level on points with them, instead.
”Two big matches against two direct rivals in the Premier League, two knockout matches that, if things go well, can leave us in the quarter-final of the Champions League and the semi-final of the FA Cup,” Mourinho explained.
“Sometimes we have periods with three, four consecutive away matches but this time we have four matches at home, with Crystal Palace away in between, but four big matches at Old Trafford.”
United have 13 games remaining this season. That includes 11 league games, but progress in the Cup and in Europe could see their schedule include up to 20 games.
Mourinho admitted that continuing in two competitions in the latter stages of the season creates difficulties.
“March, April and May can be really busy and going far in the FA Cup creates you problems,” Mourinho added.
“We now play Brighton when we were supposed to play West Ham and we don’t know when we’ll play West Ham.”