Jose Mourinho admits he faces a “difficult job” to bring the glory days back to Manchester United.
Mourinho feels he took over a United team “in trouble” when he took over from Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in the summer.
United last won the title in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson and have struggled to repeat their former glories since his departure.
Their highest finish since Ferguson’s exit was fourth place, under Van Gaal in 2015, and the Dutchman also won the FA Cup shortly before he was sacked last May.
“There are no miracles in football,” Mourinho said. “When a team is in trouble for two, three, four years, it’s for some reason.
“When a team win titles, and in recent years (don’t) win titles, it’s for some reason.”
United are 14 points behind leaders Chelsea this season and sit in sixth place with 16 games remaining on the Premier League fixture list.
Mourinho added: “Some people get more difficult jobs than others, I got the biggest job in the country, one of the biggest jobs in the world
“(It is) a job I can imagine everyone would like to have, but I got a difficult one.”
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