Jose Mourinho says Chelsea and Liverpool have an advantage over Manchester United
Chelsea and Liverpool both missed out on European football this season and have had bigger gaps in their fixture schedule.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are battling in the Europa League as well as three fronts in England.
United have now gone three league games without a win and are in a battle to finish in the top four this term.
Jose Mourinho's side have gone three games without a win
Mourinho out! Man United fans furious after Hull stalemate
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"If a player has fatigue, there is no fatigue,” Mourinho said.
“If the player has a small injury, there is no accumulation so in the end the team, by the tactical point of view, becomes better than the others that don’t have the same time to work.”
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United face champions Leicester at the weekend and, despite their poor form, Mourinho thinks it will be difficult.
"It's a very difficult match for us and I think also a very difficult match for them," he said.
"But total respect for what they did and total respect for the change of life they are experiencing. I think next season will be much better for them again."