Despite their recent loss to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, Everton still remain sixth in the Premier League table on 22 points.
Jose Mourinho, however, whose Manchester United team sit just below the Toffees on goal difference, does not expect them to be there come the end of the season.
“Obviously there was a great improvement in that team [Everton] from last season in relation to this season,” Mourinho was quoted saying by the Independent ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal tonight.
“But I don’t think Everton will be in front of Manchester United at the end of the season. There are six teams that should stay in the first six positions, season after season two of these teams are staying outside the top four. For example, last season it was Arsenal and Chelsea.”
With the players Manchester United have at disposal including Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, the club easily have enough in their arsenal to turn things around.
But considering how the team are currently performing, Mourinho is silly if he thinks Everton do not have a chance of finishing above them.
After all, this is a Manchester United side who are constantly finding themselves trailing games and could not beat Southampton despite the dire form they have been in this campaign.
At this rate, it would not be a surprise if Everton secured sixth place ahead of Manchester United come May. With the way the Red Devils are playing right now, Mourinho should probably be showing Marco Silva and his men much more respect.