English Premiership

Mata refusing to give up on top four

2017-05-08 14:45
Juan Mata (Getty)

Cape Town - Manchester United attacking midfielder Juan Mata insists they still have a chance of finishing in the top four, despite the defeat at the weekend.

The Red Devils lost 2-0 against Arsenal on Sunday, which leaves them four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

Mata believes United could still catch City in the last three games, but admitted that the road to the Champions League via a Europa League trophy is the main focus.

"Now we play Celta Vigo and we need to focus on that from this moment," Mata told MUTV.

"We have a really important chance to play Champions League through the Europa League but in the Premier League anything can happen. We will try to win our remaining games and maybe we (will finish) in the top four."

Jose Mourinho's men take on Celta de Vigo at Old Trafford on Thursday, in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final tie, after winning the first leg 1-0.

The action gets underway at 21:05.

 

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