Mourinho wants Premier League glory, not necessarily the FA Cup
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United's season will be judged by finishing second in the Premier League, not winning the FA Cup.
United booked their place in the final in May after coming from behind to beat Tottenham at Wembley, with Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera goals overturning Dele Alli's early opener.
That will give the chance for serial winner Mourinho to lift a third major trophy in two seasons at Old Trafford when they take on either Chelsea or Southampton back at the national stadium next month.
Mourinho's men are well on course to be the best of the rest in the Premier League and the Portuguese believes that is the true measure of their success.
He said: "If we can finish the season with two victories and one draw and finish the season with 81 points, if we managed to do that, untouchable City, no chance to be in a fight with them, I think that is a good season.
"We can come to the final with a good spirit in the same spirit we came today.
"The season is successful if we finish second. If we do that with 81 points, if we have a better Premier League than Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal that is successful.
"To finish second against Manchester City is good, to get more points than last season, to win more matches, to concede less goals, to win more matches against top teams, I think is a successful season.
"The final is the final and you have to try to win but I don't think it is because of one game the season is good or bad."