JOSE MOURINHO has taken a subtle swipe at former club Manchester United by snubbing them in his list of potential top four candidates.
The Portuguese boss, who was sacked by the Red Devils in 2018, thinks Sheffield United, Wolves and even Arsenal are more likely hopefuls of qualifying for Europe’s most elite competition.
The race for the Champions League is intensifying as Chelsea currently occupy fourth spot, two points ahead of Sheffield United who have played a game more.
Mourinho’s Tottenham then sit six, four points adrift on 37 points while Everton, Man United and Wolves trail in their wake.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are struggling in tenth spot, ten points adrift of the Blues having won just six games all season.
But that didn’t deter Mourinho from including them in his top four candidates while completely ignoring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four, [the managers] they can say no, and I understand if they say no but the reality is that they are.
“Not just because of the position that they are in the table, but because of the power and quality,
“They arrive in this situation where in the eyes of everybody they should be more than happy, they are not more than happy.
“Wolves bought an important player [Daniel Podence for 16.6m] to try to improve their situation.
“Sheffield bought an important player [Sander Berge for 22m], they beat their record in the market to try to improve their team.
“So its not just about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton.
“Its not just about us. Its also about these two clubs who I have to say [are] fantastic.”