Jose Mourinho has stated that its not in Manchester United’s tradition to celebrate second position after sealing the runners-up spot in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at West Ham.
United are currently 19 adrift new EPL champions Manchester City with one game left to play in the season.
The second place finish also marks the first time in Mourinho’s coaching history finishing second in his second season at the club.
“I am not jumping around – that’s not my nature or my history. Manchester United are the same,” Mourinho said after the game on Thursday.
“We don’t celebrate second position but we are happy because for a few months, we realised it was impossible to win the league and, of course, the target is the second position.”
“The top four is obviously important but it’s better to finish second than fourth and it’s better to be second for months and months and months than losing that position and that control.”
“I think we deserved that, the boys deserve that and to be the runner-up is not bad in a league of this dimension and this difficulty.”
Manchester United face Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday 13 May before heading to Wembley to play Chelsea on 19 May in an FA Cup final.