Jose Mourinho's latest comments make for defeatist reading if you're a Man United fan

United face Everton tomorrow afternoon

BY Sinéad Farrell 17:33 Saturday 3 December 2016, 17:33 3 Dec 2016

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Jose Mourinho has come to the conclusion that his side may be out of the race for the Premier League title following their worst start to the season.

With just 20 points accumulated and currently sitting 14 points adrift of table leaders Chelsea, Mourinho fears that a comeback is beyond United.

Speaking ahead of their Premier League clash against Everton tomorrow, Mourinho said that he expects the Manchester club to finally collect the trophy in the next two years: 

"When I was speaking about destinations, I think the destination is for us is to be champions. Maybe not this year, maybe we cannot do it. I don't know. In football anything is possible but maybe we don't do it."

"There's a gap between us and the top of the table but the destination is for us to be champion. I don't know when, maybe next year, maybe this year, maybe in two years' time."

"Maybe when I'm not here and somebody else comes, but if we follow this direction the destination is to be champions."

Mourinho was issued a one-match ban for kicking a bottle of water during United's last Premier League outing when they drew against West Ham. Mourinho said he accepted the punishment, but suggested officials treat him differently to other managers in this regard.

"Let's go back to the last one. I kick a bottle of water, I cannot do it. If I do it, it's a sending off. After the sending off, there is a punishment.

"So I accept that is a sending off. In fact, if you see the images, when the referee comes, I go - not a word, not a complaint. I accept the suspension of one match and it's as simple as that.

"But it has to be the same for every manager. It has to be the same."

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