Manchester United star: Premier League position is a worry

By on February 2, 2014

Chris Smalling admits that Manchester United’s chances of climbing into the Premier League top four places are dwindling with every dropped point. The club are in danger of missing out on Champions League football.

The 1995-96 season was the last time that the Reds were last not involved in Europe’s premier club competition. Given the club’s commercial sponsorship deals, if they miss out again the consequences could be dire. Smalling said:

“We don’t really talk that (Champions League) but I think we all know if anything that’s the minimum we need to aim for. If we can get on a good run, we’ve got the players to do it,” said the Manchester United defender & England international.


“Obviously we’re not in those top four positions at the moment and that’s a worry but there is plenty of football. There’s a lot to go but time is running out and we need to make sure we put things right come the next game.

“We got punished by the luck at Stoke and it seems as if we are taking one step forward and then one back. But we need to stick together and really get into the next game because time is running out to pick up these points.

“We’ve got to go into it as if we need to win every game. We’re the ones who have to catch them (Liverpool in fourth) so we’ve got to win the points and put the pressure on them. But we’ve not done ourselves any favours with losses like at Stoke. Each point that we drop makes it difficult for ourselves. We need to stop dropping points.

“It is only us players who can really get us out of this muddle that we are in. We need to stick together.”

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