Jose Mourinho has named the six groups he thinks can win the Premier League this season – together with former membership Manchester United.
Together with United, the Tottenham boss additionally picked out Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester as potential champions.
Notably, Mourinho didn’t embrace his present facet within the checklist, regardless of them briefly going prime of the desk over the weekend. Extra thoughts video games, maybe?
Leicester overtook Spurs on the summit on Sunday following their 1-Zero win in opposition to Wolves.
Tottenham had earlier overwhelmed West Bromwich Albion by the identical scoreline, due to a late Harry Kane aim.
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Reigning champions Liverpool solely path Mourinho’s males on aim distinction after eight video games.
Chelsea should not too far again in fifth, with Man Metropolis 10th, Arsenal 11th and United 14th.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males claimed a much-needed 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday, which leaves them eight factors off prime spot, with a recreation in hand.
Showing to rule his personal facet out of the race, Mourinho stated: “I might say that this group (Tottenham) might be champion in lots of European international locations.
“The Premier League is essentially the most troublesome one to be, as a result of within the Premier League you are able to do an excellent season, can have plenty of factors, however in the long run… Liverpool, Man Metropolis, Chelsea, Man United, Leicester, Arsenal.
“So you may have an excellent season and never be champion. So what can we do? We go match after match. We attempt to win, we do not care in regards to the others.
“I promise you I am not fearful about Leicester v Wolves, or Metropolis v Liverpool. If Liverpool wins, it’s as a result of Metropolis loses factors. If Leicester wins, it’s as a result of Wolves dropped factors.
“So I do not care, I simply need the group to play match after match, after which on the finish of the season let’s have a look at the place we’re.”
Spurs are unbeaten within the league since shedding their opening fixture to Everton.
They thumped United 6-1 at Previous Trafford, however dropped factors by conceding late equalisers to Newcastle and West Ham, having led by three objectives in opposition to the latter.
Mourinho believes his gamers have realized so much from their previous errors.
United entered the worldwide break by profitable what was arguably their most vital match of the season at Everton on Saturday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was beneath stress following dire performances within the defeats to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir, and within the decrease half of the Premier League desk.
However, as has occurred so typically, the Reds responded by coming from behind to beat the Toffees due to Bruno Fernandes’ double and Edinson Cavani’s first aim for United.
United have a two-week break with a lot of their stars heading off on worldwide responsibility – we’ll be protecting tabs on how all of them carry out, and on preparations for his or her subsequent Premier League match in opposition to West Brom.
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“I stated that we have been talking so much about it and dealing so much about that state of affairs. I’m not going to say we’re not going to lose matches or lose factors within the final minutes, it might probably occur to anybody,” he added.
“We felt the ache in opposition to West Ham and since then strategically the group is behaving otherwise.
“The 2 clear sheets at Burnley and this afternoon confirmed the lesson – a group within the final 5 minutes that was very stable, it regarded just like the ache made a constructive effort and the group improved after that.”