Manchester United must do everything possible to finish second, insists Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils are 15 points behind city rivals, Manchester City after 25 games and are just three points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea.
Guardiola’s men have only lost one match and drawn two this season, while United has four defeats and five draws.
“We need points to be the first of the last,” he told reporters.
“We have to try to finish second, we are in this position all season, we were first for a few weeks and then we were always second.
“The fight is open for second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth but is practically closed for the first.”
“We’re doing better than last season and it’s very important for us to do better than last season,” he added.
“We are trying to win something this season, and if not, we will try to be stronger for next season.”