Manchester United's title win “maybe not this year”, says Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United's title win “maybe not this year”, says Jose Mourinho

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SportsCafe Desk

12/03/2016

Jose Mourinho has said that Manchester United are on the path to becoming EPL champions again, although achieving it this season appears unlikely. The Portuguese manager also called for FA to treat officials equally after being slapped with a second touchline ban.

United, who last won the EPL under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, are currently fifth on the table, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea

“When I was speaking about destinations, I think the destination is for us is to be champions. Maybe not this year, maybe we cannot do it. I don't know. In football anything is possible but maybe we don't do it,” Mourinho told a news conference.

“There's a gap between us and the top of the table but the destination is for us to be champion. I don't know when, maybe next year, maybe this year, maybe in two years' time.

“Maybe when I'm not here and somebody else comes, but if we follow this direction the destination is to be champions,”added Mourinho, who is in his first year with United on a four-year-contract.

The Portuguese was handed a second touchline suspension after kicking a water bottle in frustration during last week's league match against West Ham that saw him in the stands during the EFL Cup tie against the same team three days later.

“The only thing I would like would be the same rules for everyone,” he said. “Let's go back to the last one. I kick a bottle of water, I cannot do it. If I do it, it's a sending off. After the sending off, there is a punishment.

“So I accept that is a sending off. In fact, if you see the images, when the referee comes, I go – not a word, not a complaint. I accept the suspension of one match and it's as simple as that. But it has to be the same for every manager. It has to be the same,” the 53-year old said.

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