The Red Devils cannot dominate the Premier League the way they used to as the financial difference between them and other clubs in the English top-flight has become massive in the recent years according to Jose Mourinho. The manager claims that United’s decline began in the last several years of Sir Alex Ferguson’s era as other clubs’ power grew because of the shared TV rights deal. The Red Devils are stuck in the sixth place in the table in spite of not losing a single game in the Premier League since October.
The 54-year-old told the Mail on Sunday that he thinks that the club has gotten used to having success and winning that maybe they do not realise that the other clubs are growing. The Premier League created conditions for some of the other clubs to become financially powerful, and that is the main reason for the transformation of the league.
The difference in power between the clubs has slowly diluted, in a way that The Red Devils stopped being the all-powerful United, and became part of a group of six or seven very powerful clubs. They are followed by a few clubs, who are not as powerful, but are not poor either.
The last time that the Red Devils managed to win the league title was in Ferguson’s final year in 2013, and during the years after him, they have finished seventh, fourth and fifth. Mourinho blames the club’s decline in the last several years to an assembly of factors one of which is Ferguson’s retirement.