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Manchester United can still win the Premier League title – Mourinho



Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Manchester
United cannot be ruled out of the title race despite
currently lying eight points behind the Blues.
Louis van Gaal’s side are in fine form, having won their
last six games in a row to move into third place in the
Premier League table.
While the Red Devils are still some way behind both
Chelsea and City, Mourinho says that with over half the
season to go, the title race is still wide open, Goal
“There is still a long time to go – not even 50% of
league is played,” he was quoted by Goal as telling
reporters. “People with less than 10 points difference
are in the title race.”
Chelsea face Stoke City on Monday with Mourinho
needing no reminding that the Blues lost 3-2 at the
Britannia Stadium last season.
“Sometimes you play well and lose – other times you
don’t play so well and win. Last season we played well
against Stoke but made two mistakes that cost us the
game,” he added.
“We might be getting results but we have to go there
and play our game. We know their qualities and will
have to adapt to it.
“If you know you will play against Peter Crouch and
their defenders and if you don’t adapt you are in
trouble. They are a good and a difficult side.”
Monday’s fixture kicks off a hectic festive schedule
with Chelsea also set to face West Ham, Tottenham
and Southampton but Mourinho says his side are all
“It is four matches in a short space of time but
everyone is in the same situation. Some have easier
fixtures but that is the draw and you can do nothing,”
he explained.
“We have three away games against Stoke,
Southampton and Spurs and a London derby but we are


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