Manchester United are now falling eight points behind leaders and rivals Manchester City and according to Chelsea great Frank Lampard, Jose Mourinho should not be blamed for this situation.
United are just behind City with 23 points together with Tottenham with 23 points, Chelsea 22, Liverpool and Arsenal have 19.
Lampard, who won three Premier League titles at Chelsea which also includes two under Mourinho said that the outcome of the game would still rely on the quality of players Mourinho has at his disposal.
“Mourinho is a manager that likes to win and he has a way of winning. It’s different to Pep Guardiola, different to Antonio Conte and that’s his way,” Lampard said.
“If Manchester United don’t win the Premier League, for me it’s the quality of the players.
“Manchester City have a very strong squad this year, Chelsea still have a very strong squad and I think particularly the first XI, if everybody’s fit, Chelsea are very strong.
“When I look at Manchester United, they’re there around that area, but maybe the other teams can be stronger.
“I certainly don’t think it’ll be the manager, and I actually do think that Manchester United will be competitive towards the end of the season, so we’ll see.”