Jose Mourinho has claimed that he was misquoted over quotes he thought it would take a “miracle” for Manchester United to finish in the top four this season.
The Red Devils currently sit in seventh position, eight points outside the top four and 16 behind leaders Manchester City.
Recent form has been poor as they followed up a loss in the Manchester derby against City with two draws against Southampton and Crystal Palace.
“I what? Nah,” Mourinho said when asked about the quotes.
“I don’t know if I say or if I didn’t but if I used that word is not what I feel at all.
“We have like eight or nine points from fourth something like that, I don’t think we need a miracle at all.
“We need a good run of results, not waste points we shouldn’t waste.
“I quoted one thing is an interview I gave to Brazilian TV that you can go there and see what I told and another thing is to be quoted who or how.
“I don’t play that game. You saw me in the press conference you saw me in the flash interviews, you know what I told. That’s simple.
“You go to my words what I told to TV, press conference, another thing is somebody said I told, I don’t play that game.”