Jose Mourinho omits Manchester United from his list of Premier League top-four contenders

first_imgJose Mourinho omits Manchester United from his list of Premier League top-four contenders Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United are six points behind fourth place (Getty Images)‘Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four, [the managers] they can say no, and I understand if they say no but the reality is that they are. Not just because of the position that they are in the table, but because of the power and quality,’ Mourinho told Sky Sports.‘They arrive in this situation where in the eyes of everybody they should be more than happy, they are not more than happy.‘Wolves bought an important player [Daniel Podence for £16.6m] to try to improve their situation.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Sheffield bought an important player [Sander Berge for £22m], they beat their record in the market to try to improve their team.‘So it’s not just about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton. It’s not just about us.‘It’s also about these two clubs who I have to say [are] fantastic.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Feb 2020 8:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Jose Mourinho says Wolves and Sheffield United are serious top-four contenders (BPI/REX)Jose Mourinho has left Manchester United off his list of candidates for a top-four place but believes Wolves and Sheffield United are serious contenders to secure a Champions League spot.Chelsea currently occupy fourth position in the Premier League but Sheffield United are only two points behind Frank Lampard’s side in the table.Meanwhile, Tottenham are four points behind Chelsea, while Everton’s drastic improvement under Carlo Ancelotti has put them five points behind fourth place.Manchester United and Wolves are trailing Chelsea by six points, while Arsenal, who have registered just one win in the Premier League under Mikel Arteta, are 10 points off the final Champions League position.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, when listing the teams he believes are vying for fourth place, Mourinho gave no mention of his former club.last_img read more

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Crystal Palace planning £22m swoop for Barcelona-linked wonderkid

first_img Davinson Sanchez has been watched by some of Europe’s biggest clubs 1 Crystal Palace are working on an audacious £22m swoop for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.The 21-year-old has been tipped for a big future and he is on the radar of Spanish giants Barcelona.But, according to Catalan newspaper Sport, Crystal Palace are also vying for the centre-back’s signature this summer.The Eagles are reportedly willing to part with £22m to land Sanchez in the hope that bid will blow their rivals’ efforts out of the water.Ajax, for their part, would like to keep the Colombia international for another season and they are expected to hold talks with the player regarding his future.Sanchez played a key role in Ajax’s run to the Europa League final last season before Manchester United eventually defeated them.last_img read more

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