Mourinho insists his former club have been ‘a bit lucky’ this season

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Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at his former employers Manchester United on the back of the controversial VAR calls that have gone in favour of the Red Devils this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are level of points with Leicester City in fourth place (behind on goal difference) going into the final two games of the season with the race for Champions League qualification looking set to go down to the wire.

Tottenham could have a major say in whether or not United are involved in the Champions League next season, with the North Londoners hosting the Foxes this afternoon.

Mourinho has admitted that Spurs are going to fight hard to get six points from their final two games this season in order to seal Europa League qualification (Football.London).

Three points against Brendan Rodgers’ side will certainly be a huge boost for United’s top four prospects.

However, Mourinho has insisted that he is not concerned about who finishes in the top four and took a sly dig at his former club.

The Spurs boss told The Daily Mail: “First of all, I’m not looking at that [top four] fight. I don’t know mathematically what’s possible for them, I think they play the last game between them, I don’t know if things can be decided there.

“I don’t know if Chelsea are in a safe position, I don’t think they are. I think they are still in this fight, and if Manchester United does it, they’ll do it by playing very well in the second part of the season.

“And when you play well, you deserve. And in the top of that everybody knows they were a bit lucky more than one time. Lucky that others didn’t have. Us, for example, didn’t have that luck.”

When asked if Man Utd have been helped by the various penalty decisions and VAR calls that have gone their way, Mourinho responded: “VAR should be just simple, pure, clear decisions.

“The space for the mistake is the space of man on the pitch having to make very difficult decisions at 200 mph.

“Different angles of vision. That’s the mistake that we learn how to respect in football.

“It’s sometimes difficult to accept but they’re the mistakes you understand because everyone makes mistakes in the game – coaches, referees, players. We all make mistakes.”

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I expect Jose to set us up the same way against Leicester as he did against Arsenal. We could go back to the 4-4-2 variation, with Son partnering Kane up front, and with Lucas and Sissoko being asked to track Leicester’s full-backs.

The Foxes like to dictate possession and commit players up the pitch. We will be able to get a lot of joy on the counter-attack if we win the ball and get it forward early. The fact that it is a must-win game for them as well, plays into our hands.

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