Mourinho admits his Manchester United's 'target' has now changed

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho claims miracle needed for top four finish

Mourinho and his Red Devils have been struggling for much of the season, and needed to fight back from 2-0 down to draw against Southampton in their last game.

"We need a good run of results, not waste points we shouldn't waste".

There's something more, well, "Arsenal" about Arsenal again, and they'll fancy their chances of a first league win at Old Trafford for over 12 years.

"I don't know if I said [that] or if I didn't, but if I used that word it is not what I feel at all".

"We don't have many - with all the respect, hope people understand what I mean - we don't have many "mad dogs".

Mourinho is reported to have had a bust-up with Paul Pogba in a heated dressing room debate following last Saturday's 2-2 draw at Southampton, as United again failed to spark against a relegation-haunted side.

"Before Palace, I said my target would be end of December in top four".

"I think far from a miracle, we just need to not be so unlucky with problems that we have, we need some players to perform better, and we need the team to perform better but far from a miracle". According to the Times the Frenchman calmly stated his case saying that he has no one to pass to because the system doesn't allow players to move freely.

In an explosive rant, Mourinho also said Pogba kills the mentality of his teammates when he plays games. Or how? I don't play that game.

According to several reports, Mourinho told the French World Cup victor after the game: "You don't play".

'I would like Arsenal TV to ask the same questions but they don't, they hide everything from the inside, so why should I answer to you'. Mourinho also denied claims that he had mentioned that finishing in the top four would be a "miracle", but anything apart from a win on Wednesday will make it improbable.

"I don't think Everton will be in front of Manchester United by the end of the season".

"For example, last season it was Arsenal and Chelsea, and this season two of these six are going to stay outside".

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