Quinton Fortune: It will be a miracle for Manchester United to catch Manchester City

by Marwan Harraz

Former Manchester United man Quinton Fortune was busy discussing the club’s fortunes in the Premier League this season as well as next season.

Fierce rivals and league leaders Manchester City currently have a gap that’s over 10 points to Jose Mourinho’s men who are in second.

The huge difference in points has led to the Portuguese manager conceding that United are unlikely to win the title but is bidding to finish ahead of the rest.

Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea are all competitions alongside United for a place in the top four in order to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Fortune expects Mourinho to make changes in order to compete next season and concedes that it would be a miracle to win the title this campaign.

According to Teamtalk, Quinton said to the Press Association Sport: “It’s a little bit frustrating to see us in second position, but City has been outstanding this season and it will be a miracle to catch them.

“They are going to have to lose every single game and we’re going to have to win every single game, but the signs are there for next season and there’s still a lot to play for this season.

“The way we’re playing looks very difficult to beat in any competition, so I hope next season we’ll go that extra step further and win the league.

“I am sure there will be changes in the summer. The manager will want to strengthen the team and that’s part of being a Manchester United player.

“You want to improve, you want to have competition and I am sure the manager will strengthen his team and try to win the league next year.”

The Red Devils beat Chelsea in a crucial clash in order to keep their own top four chances alive but must continue to perform if they hope to avoid dropping down the table.

Having been second for most of the season, Jose will surely feel that anything less than second best would be considered a failure.

Manchester United must also face Liverpool after they play against Crystal Palace and a win against Jurgen Klopp’s men could go a long way to deciding the top four.

The club need their manager to be in top form after planning a tactical masterclass against the Blues with Romelu Lukaku in particular shining in the 2-1 win.

Klopp and his players offer a different type of challenge and Jose Mourinho will truly prove that he still remains a top coach should he succeed in guiding his players to another win.

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