Mourinho aiming for second place

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is targeting a second place finish in the Premier League this season, after admitting it’d be impossible to overtake Chelsea.

The Blues are 10 points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in second and 15 ahead of the Red Devils.

With just 12 fixtures left in the campaign, Mourinho conceded it would not be possible to catch his former club, but he still had high hopes of making up the gap to overtake Spurs.

“The second position is very difficult but it’s very possible,” he said. “First is impossible. Second is possible and we have to fight for it.

“The Europa League is very difficult, but it’s a target for us and, if we beat Rostov, we find ourselves in the quarter-final.

“Then we have to think really seriously about the Europa League because, in this moment, we are still in the last 16.

“Quarter-final, you smell the final and then, in a certain period of the season, I have to analyse my team, the players, the conditions of everyone and, if I have to make choices, I have to make choices.

“But choices that I would always share with my owners, with my board, but it’s not for now.

“For now it’s just play – play against Bournemouth, play against Rostov, play against Chelsea [in the FA Cup quarter-final], play against Rostov again, and then let’s see how we are in all the competitions, and try to make the right decisions.”

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