Ander Herrera has insisted that he and his Manchester United teammates will “fight” for a top four finish following the 1-0 win over Watford on Wednesday.
Man United rode their luck for large parts of the game at Old Trafford and Watford could have quite easily scored several goals.
However, United snatched what was a crucial victory thanks to Juan Mata’s free-kick in the 83rd minute. Herrera believes United, now level on points in the Premier League with fourth-placed Manchester City, have a good chance of finishing in the top four.
“We were not so good with the ball in the beginning of the match and we gave them some chances, but if we want to fight for everything, including the race for the top four, then we need to win these kind of games,” Herrera said.
”We are showing passion that we want to fight until the end, and when we don’t play good, we still have the belief that we can win.
“In the Premier League, you never know what can happen in the next game. We have to be prudent and we have to be humble, and we have to go now to West Brom who drew yesterday with the leaders in the table, so it won’t be easy. But when you are Man United, you have to learn to win these kind of games. We know that a few weeks ago we weren’t playing so well and losing matches we shouldn’t have lost. We had two options: to either give up, or fight until the end and that is what we want to do.
“We want to be in the top four and this won’t be easy because our opponents are also tough, but we are Man United and we will fight until the end because we still have a lot to win – three competitions. I think we will fight until the end and if our opponents want to beat us they are going to have to fight.”
After a dismal December, it looked like United’s only chance of securing Champions League football next term was to win the Europa League.
However, United’s good form in recent weeks has come at the same time as a downturn in results from Arsenal and City. In what has been a hugely topsy turvy season, there is no reason why United can’t be hopeful of sneaking into fourth.