Man United’s Herrera not giving up on top-four finish


Midfielder Ander Herrera says Manchester United belong in the Champions League and urged his team mates to remain focused for their final two matches as they play catch up in the race for a Premier League top-four finish.

United are sixth in the table, three points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea and one behind Arsenal heading into Sunday’s league trip to Huddersfield Town, and the club could finish outside the top four for the fourth time in six seasons.

“We are going to fight for it. Of course at the moment it’s in the hands of Chelsea but we still have six points to play for,” Herrera told the club website.

“Football sometimes is like this where you have to wait for some results. The only thing we can do is try to win both games, first of all Huddersfield away. We didn’t win there last season (in the league) so it’s a good challenge for us.

“The Champions League is where this club should always be. That’s why it’s very, very important of course. Winning titles and playing in the Champions League is the history of this club.”

United host Cardiff City in their final league game on May 12.

REUTERS/Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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