Manchester United moved back up into second place in the Premier League table on Saturday, as Jose Mourinho’s men beat Swansea City 2-0 in convincing fashion.
The Red Devils were in control throughout, with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez scoring two first-half goals to take the game away from United’s Welsh opponents.
After the game, Mourinho was asked about the title race in general, and where he feels his side deserve to finish. As you’d imagine, the self-proclaimed Special One defended his side, claiming that they should finish second.
“Manchester City is not important for me,” he said, per Sky Sports News.
“Important for me is that, since the moment we left the first position and went to second, we stayed there for the whole of the season.
“We deserve to finish second in spite of what you can say, the criticisms you can make.
“You all say the third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth are all better than us, but they are not better than us because we have more points than them.
“We are going to fight. Seven matches to go, we are going to fight to finish second.”
On the face of it, finishing second to City, by such a huge margin is a major disappointment. However, when you delve deeper, you have to remember that United finished sixth last term, way off the pace and nowhere to be seen.
Jumping up four places is no easy task, and if we do manage to hold on to the runners-up spot, it’d be Manchester United’s highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.
Sure, we’d all love to win the Premier League title year-in-year-out, but we have to realise that this is the most competitive league in the world, and when there are superbly run clubs, like City, Chelsea and Spurs, it’s easier said than done…