Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has stated that his side should not be speaking of winning this season’s Premier League title after losing 3-1 to Manchester City in the Premier League derby clash on Sunday.
Three goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and IIkay Gundogan ensured victory for Guardiola’s men.
Forward, Anthony Martial’s lone strike was not enough to get a point for Mourinho’s side.
Mourinho, however, has now stated that the Red Devils cannot think about the English top-flight crown, adding that they must first try to make the Premier League top-four.
The defeat to City leaves United 12 points behind the Premier League champions.
Mourinho told Sky Sports: “We are outside the top four. How can we speak about the title?
“To speak about the title you need to be in the top positions. So let’s fight to close the gap and jump into the top four, if one day we jump into the top four, we’ll see what the difference is.
“It’s 12 points. I think our team is improving a lot, even defensively conceding three goals, it was a positive defensive performance.
“We knew that there is a difference in potential. Since the beginning of the season, we knew that our second position last season was a fantastic achievement for us, and this season we are going to fight for the top four.
“We are outside of that, we are having very difficult fixtures, away at Chelsea, away at Manchester City, almost impossibly difficult for us to win three matches in a row. Now we have to go for it and try to build on what we are doing.”