Ander Herrera believes that Manchester United will start to mount a challenge for the top four places in the coming weeks, despite their god-awful start to the season.
However, they have started to show some signs of improvement in their recent games (apart from the Manchester derby of course), staging late comebacks against Newcastle, Bournmouth, Chelsea and Juventus after initially falling behind in all of those game.
Now, with United set to play all five of the Premier League‘s bottom sides before the New Year, Herrera reckons his side will soon be challenging for the top four places.
“We have four important league games with three at home – against Crystal Palace, Southampton away, then Fulham and Arsenal at home, as well as Young Boys in the Champions League,” Herrera told United’s official website.
“We must try and win all the games because, if we do, I think we will be very close to the top four. As soon as I recovered from the derby, I started to think about Crystal Palace. It’s important to win at home to get some confidence and to be closer to the top four.”
Jose Mourinho echoed Herrera’s sentiments in his pre-match press conference this afternoon as he prepares his side to face Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.