Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the best his team can finish in the Premier League this season is fourth.
The Red Devils were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield in what was another disappointing display for United.
They were outclassed by Jurgen Klopp’s men who moved back to the summit of the league table.
Two deflected goals from Xherdan Shaqiri after Jesse Lingard equalized Sadio Mane’s strike saw the Reds take all three points.
Now placed sixth, and 19 points off Liverpool, Mourinho insists United can only fight for the Champions League next season.
“What do you mean by fix? You mean win the title? I can’t fix this,” he told Sky Sports when asked if he could fix the situation.
“We can still finish fourth, I think it is not easy. For sure we are going to finish in the top six like all of the other historically top teams, but the best we can get is the fourth position.
“Now we have to look to the fifth position and then probably later the fourth.”
“Liverpool is the better team, we cannot compare their intensity, their physicality. Then the technical qualities come up and they are a better team than us.
“In spite of that, we were in the game until we conceded the third. I repeat, in a moment where the most probable result was obviously a draw, because we had as many chances as them to win the game in the last 10-15 minutes.”