MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Manchester United and BSC Young Boys at Old Trafford on November 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho denied feeling a miracle is required to seal a top-four finish in the Premier League this season

The Red Devils are seventh in the Premier League table after 14 games and eight points behind Wednesday’s opponents Arsenal, who occupy the last Champions League qualification spot in fourth.

Recent setbacks saw Brazilian television network claim Mourinho told them they needed “a miracle” in order to reach a top-four spot after United’s 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday.

“I what?” Mourinho replied, as quoted by MEN.

“Nah. it’s not, I don’t know if I say or if I didn’t but if I used that word, it 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. I think we need not to waste points where we shouldn’t waste.

“Last week before the Crystal Palace game I told my hopes and targets were end of December to be in that position.

“The target change but it changed in the sense of let’s try to close the distance as much as we can and try to be by the end of December very close to these positions.

“I think far from a miracle, we just need to not to be so unlucky with the problems that we have, we need some players to perform better than they are, we need to perform better as a team than we are but far from a miracle. Not at all.”