Ander Herrera not thinking about the top four yet

  • 21 January 2019

Spain international Ander Herrera has indicated that Manchester United are not thinking about the top four yet despite accumulating four straight Premier League wins on the bounce. The Red Devils appeared to be distancing themselves from the top four during the midway stage of December but the club’s decision to part ways with Jose Mourinho has paid dividends with them going on a four-match winning streak.

Speaking to Press Association, Herrera highlighted the improvement made in terms of the points to the top four while insisting that the team are not looking too far into the future, he said: “When I saw we were maybe 12 points behind, I decided not to think about it, go game-by-game and that’s what we did. That’s what I did at least, and things are going well, so I don’t want to change. I am not going to think about that.

“If we continue this run, we will be closer to the top four but it’s not something that kills my mind right now. (Newcastle) is not easy at all. I think we faced a veryorganised and very tough team. I think they’re going to stay in the Premier League for sure because I found them really, really tough. But we are in a good moment.”

“United were 11 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea during the midway stage of December“ where the club made the decision to sack Jose Mourinho. Since then, the club have been managed under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and “the Norwegian has certainly“ made the difference with the team going through a four-match winning run.

Based on this, there are suggestions that Solskjaer should be given the permanent role, although the club may not fancy the situation, considering the 45-year-old does not have the reputation or expertise on his side to lure world-class recruits to the club. United are currently six points behind Chelsea in the pursuit of the final Champions League spot.