"Of course, it depends on many factors, but we open the door for what I call the December injuries". (Only PSG and Man City are ahead of them).
On Tuesday he was Jose Mourinho's saviour as his two goals rescued a 2-2 draw against Burnley when the manager had earlier appeared to have sabotaged himself by selecting Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a number 10.
The comments naturally caused a fair bit of criticism, but it seems that Mourinho is refusing to back down, and thinks that not only does his side need a greater amount of transfer funds, but that other managers don't face the same pressure he does because of the size of club he's at.
It means United have still only lost to Manchester City at home in 2017, but they will be 15 points behind the runaway Premier League leaders if Pep Guardiola's side beat Newcastle United on Wednesday evening (Thursday morning AEDT).
You think they are not as big as we are?
"You think Real Madrid, Inter Milan is not as big as we are?"
Lingard came off the bench to flick home and give his side a lifeline, and Burnley were denied a first away league win over United since September 1962 when the England worldwide fired home in second-half injury-time.
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Tottenham is not a club with the same history as us. The Arsenal doesn't have a responsibility to win it?
Mourinho might rightly point to the long spells of dominance in the second half which were arguably worthy of their share of the spoils but in truth United had been their own worst enemies in the first 45 minutes and were ultimately fortunate to get their point.
It is not enough. "So the big, historical clubs are normally punished in the market for that history".
Only in goalkeeper David De Gea did Mourinho inherit a player of that standard, while he has since added Paul Pogba for £89 million.
"I am not happy with the result, I was not happy with the result against Leicester, but I am happy with my players".
"Wait a few more months, you will see".