Xavi says Jose Mourinho must not start a war to change Man United.
Former Barcelona star Xavi says Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side need to lower their expectations this season. According to the former Barca midfield maestro, the Premier League title is out of reach for United - who were smashed 4-0 by Antonio Conte's Chelsea in Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge. The Red Devil's are currently seventh in the league table, six points behind table-toppers Manchester City, whom they play in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night. Read More: What is missing for Mourinho and Man Utd?
However, Xavi reckons United should target the EFL Cup, as well as retaining the FA Cup. "The domestic competitions have to be everything for United and Mourinho this season," Xavi said as the Mirror reported. "I don't think this season they can win the Premier League. These competitions are their hope for a trophy.
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"Once Mourinho has had another transfer window, maybe they'll be ready, but for now they must secure a finish in a Champions League spot - that's where United belong." Xavi added: "Sometimes, when things don't go well for Mourinho, he wants war not football - like when he was at [Real] Madrid - and I hope we don't see that again in England."
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