Manchester United have definitely had a very topsy-turvy domestic season under Jose Mourinho. The self-proclaimed Special One has led his team to some great results, but alongside those have been some rather annoying draws; mostly at Old Trafford.
With that said, we’re in a pretty good position in the league at the moment, sitting in fifth place. Right now we’re four points behind Liverpool in fourth, but we have two games in hand. Let’s not forget that we’re also fighting it out in the Europa League, which could also lead to a spot in the Champions League next year should we win it.
Now the Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has had his say on all things regarding his former club. The Ginger Prince has offered Mourinho his backing, before talking about where he expects the Red Devils to finish this term.
“I expect them to finish fourth, they have been on a fantastic run without making much progress in the league.” The Sun quote Scholes as saying.
“But you have to say that now the quality of the Premier League is back to where it should be there are four or five teams, probably five, are fighting for that top four.”
“[Mourinho] will be given loads of time I think. He’s had to consolidate after a difficult couple of years.”
“He’s managed to do that and he’ll want to kick on now.”
“He won’t be happy with finishing fourth or fifth in the league.”
“He’ll want to be up there trying to win the league and I believe in the next couple of years he will desperate to do that.”
I definitely think we could finish in the top four this year, but we simply have to win our upcoming fixtures. Towards the end of the month, our games get very tough, and we need to accumulate as many points as possible before the Europa League starts up again.
Scholes is definitely right, though. Mourinho has massive ambitions, heck, he always does. The Portuguese gaffer will not be content with our current league position, but I don’t think he’ll be unhappy.
He knows things take time, and I reckon the players are absolutely loving life under Jose right now. If we can get into the Champions League one way or another, that has to be considered a successful season – ahead of a real title push next time around.