Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed why the Premier league Clubs may not be able to compete favourably or win the Champions league.
The Red Devils returned to the Champions league after conquering the Europa league cup. United currently lead group A having won four games in four and have qualified for the round of 16.
The last time a Premier league was won by an English team was in 2011/12 season when Chelsea got the better of Bundesliga holders Bayern Munich.
Five Premier league clubs qualified for the competition this season. Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City have qualified and it appears that Chelsea and Liverpool will make it to the round of 16 too. England will have presence for the knock out stages.
Mourinho won the Champions league with Porto and Inter Milan, and despite the number of English clubs heading for the round of 16, he reckons it is not enough to make them win.
He was quizzed by the Daily Mirror on his opinion and told the Daily Mirror: “No, I don’t think so.
“I don’t think so because I always say the Champions League only starts in February and in February, the English teams are after December and January where we can play 20 matches over two months and the Germans, the French, the Spanish, the Italians, they all come from a winter break.
“So I think they arrive in better conditions than the English teams. “It’s also a fact that any match you play in this country, if you don’t go strong, you lose.”
Since Premier league clubs have won it before, they can still do it again. In as much as his opinion and complaint is valid, they have to do what they can do.
United are somewhat struggling in the Premier league this term despite spending heavily in the transfer window. They are currently in second position on the Premier league log and eight points behind Manchester city.
United play Newcastle United in the Premier league tomorrow.