Mourinho writes off Manchester United title push

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that following Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to his side, their title challenge is all but over.

The Premier League champions slipped to a disappointing defeat at Stamford Bridge yesterday, which leaves them 14 points adrift of leaders Arsenal.

David Moyes has endured a difficult spell since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson, with injuries and disharmony in the squad having been contributing factors of lacklustre performances on the pitch.

With such a points difference between themselves and the leading trio of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea, a top four finish appears to be the main goal for the Red Devils.

Mourinho thinks Moyes’ men will achieve that with their title hopes gone:

“Man United is Man United, mathematically it is possible, but it is hard,” he told Sky Sports.

“It is 14 for Arsenal, but also 13 for City and 12 to us, so maybe one team might collapse, but for all three teams to collapse to do that and lose so many points, I think is difficult.

“So for them I think it is the fight to finish top four which I think they can do. It is difficult, but with that pride and tradition they will fight and hopefully they win against the other contenders as we don’t play against them in the league.”

Samuel Eto’o fired a memorable hat-trick during the Sunday game, before Javier Hernandez netted a late consolation goal.

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