Jose Mourinho has stated that it will be very hard for Manchester United to finish in the top four this season.
United finished second behind Manchester City last season and have not won a PL title since 2013.
Mourinho says it will be tough closing the gap to City, and a miracle if they finish in top four.
“We are going to try, but it’s a very difficult job in front of us because second was really hard and this season is going to be really hard for everyone to finish top four,” he told Sky Sports when asked about the Red Devils’ prospects of finishing first.
Mourinho has pinpointed the usual suspects as United’s chief threats but claims that Tottenham, who became the first Premier League side ever to not make a single summer signing since the introduction of the transfer periods, had the most successful window.
“Liverpool are trying to win the title with their amazing investment. Chelsea has a fantastic squad, Manchester City has a fantastic squad too, Tottenham made an incredible investment by keeping their players, that’s the best investment you can make,” he explained.
“They could be spending £200m but if they lose Harry Kane or Christian Eriksen… the biggest investment was keeping all their best players. Arsenal will be better even though they lost their first match. I think it’s going to be a very hard season.”