Mourinho not concerned by eight-point gap to Manchester City

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The Red Devils have been left with a mountain to climb after struggling at Stamford Bridge, but their manager points out they could be worse off

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is not concerned with the eight-point gap to Premier League leaders Manchester City after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

United were second best for large periods against Chelsea, whose dominance was rewarded by Alvaro Morata's superb header in the 55th minute.

Mourinho's side had just two shots on target, with record signing Romelu Lukaku a desperately isolated figure in attack.

Defeat leaves them well adrift of their fierce rivals, who cruised to a 3-1 win over Arsenal earlier in the day, but Mourinho is adamant that their position could be worse.

"We are second not fifth, sixth or seventh," he told Sky Sports.

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"There are 18 teams in a more difficult position. Eight points is eight points.

"We went through a very difficult phase with some of the most important matches without important players. It's obvious we've been through a difficult phase with limitations."

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