Mourinho believes Man United are not in the race for England's top four

Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho has left Manchester United out of his list of top four contenders for England, but has included Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Chelsea currently rank fourth on the table, two points more than Sheffield in a less-developed match. Tottenham are four points away from a Champions League qualifying spot, having recovered from a poor start since Jose Mourinho was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino in November.

Everton are also one point away in seventh place, with Manchester United and Wolves six points behind Chelsea, following a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford in their last game before the winter break.

Arsenal appear to be more likely to stay out of the top four after being ranked 10th after 25 rounds, but Mourinho does not believe the Gunners are still out of the race for a top four spot.

“The Wolves and Sheffield are struggling for the top four, their coaches can’t say no. I understand if they say no, but the reality is that they are in the race. Not just because of their rankings, but because of their quality and power, ”Mourinho said.

“They have come to a situation where they are being watched by everybody. They should be more than happy, but they are not. Wolves have transferred a significant player (Daniel Podence for £ 17m) to reinforce the squad. ”

“Sheffield also brought in an important player (Sander Berge for £ 22m), they broke their record for the most expensive transfer in the history of the club in an attempt to improve the squad.”

“So it’s not just Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton. We are not alone. There are those two clubs and I want to say they are fantastic.

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