Mourinho writes off Manchester United’s title hopes this season

Jose Mourinho

Former Manchester United Football club coach Jose Mourinho has written off Manchester United’s title hopes this season and says his former club faces a fight to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

Man United have endured an indifferent start to the 2019/2020 campaign, thumping Chelsea on the opening day, before dropping points to Wolves, Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham United.

Mourinho also claimed the club’s goalkeeper David De Gea was lucky to have been given a new contract and that the club overpaid the goalkeeper to secure his long-term future.

De Gea finally put pen to paper on a new long-term deal at Old Trafford last week, committing his future to the Premier League club until at least 2023.

Mourinho says the 28-year-old is a hugely talented goalkeeper, but says he shouldn’t be earning as high as £250,000-a-week after tax.