Mourinho omits Man Utd from his list of Premier League top-four contenders

Jose Mourinho has left United off his list of candidates for a top-four place but believes Wolves and Sheffield United are contenders to secure a Champions League place.

Chelsea currently occupy fourth position in the League but Sheffield United are just two points behind Frank Lampard’s team in the table.

Meanwhile, Spurs are four points behind Chelsea, while Everton’s fast improvement under Carlo Ancelotti has put them five points behind top four.

Man United and Wolves are trailing Chelsea by six points, while Arsenal are 10 points below the final Champions League position.

‘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.

‘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.’


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