Manchester United: Jose Mourinho Reveals Old Trafford Ambitions

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, December 17.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, December 17. Mourinho says United can improve on their current sixth place in the English Premier League. Stu Forster/Getty

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to stay at Old Trafford past the end of his current contract, and believes his team can do better than fourth place in the English Premier League this season.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Mourinho said he believes United can improve on their current position of sixth in the table, 13 points off league leader Chelsea.

"For me to be happy, it's an accumulation of factors. For me to be happy is the way we end the season playing, the evolution of the team, the empathy with the supporters, the results in many different competitions we are playing. So let's see where we finish. I don't want to say fourth, because I think we can do better than fourth.

"But we have the risk of not finishing fourth because the competition is so hard and the top teams have the same ambitions as we have. So I don't want to say fourth or third or fifth."

United play against a Sunderland team led by a former manager, David Moyes, at Old Trafford on Boxing Day (26 December).

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