Manchester United Football Club’s aspirations of obtaining Champions League qualification via league position have been ended at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. The Red Devils did not look good at all at White Hart Lane, and in the end, they deserved to lose the tie.
However, we have to remember that we can qualify for Europe’s premier competition by winning the Europa League, and although that won’t be easy, it is a golden opportunity to add another trophy to the cabinet at the same time.
After the loss to Spurs, Jose Mourinho couldn’t help but aim a swipe at United’s top four rivals, by hinting that they’d rather finish in the top four than win a title; obviously, we’re in a unique position as we can win a trophy whilst earning Champions League football for next season.
“I don’t know the way the other clubs think, I don’t know what is important for them,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by The Independent. “At Manchester United, for us it’s more important to win titles than to finish top four. So if we can win a third title, or as you like to say, a second title, if we can do that it would be magnificent for us.”
As he says, the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool have been so hellbent on securing a top four finish, they’ve kind of forgot that we’re in the game to see trophies lifted.
It’s so crucial that we win the game in Stockholm in 10 days time because quite frankly, Mourinho will look rather silly if we don’t and all of the sudden, our season looks like a pretty bad one.
If I were the gaffer, I’d seriously consider resting everyone for that game now. Why risk them getting injured or feeling even more tired at this point in the season when it’s perfectly avoidable…