Manchester United star Juan Mata has admitted his side’s chances at achieving a top four spot will be slim following the draw vs Chelsea.
The Spaniard capped off a fantastic move involving Luke Shaw and Romelu Lukaku to give his team the lead at Old Trafford.
Unfortunately David de Gea‘s error meant the Blues’ tied the fixture, leaving United three points off fourth place with two games remaining.
Mata is one of numerous players at the club whose futures are uncertain with his contract in particular expiring this summer.
Despite the lack of negotiations over a new deal, the former Chelsea man starred for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer though he unfortunately couldn’t help his side grab a second.
Mata: “Top 4? Very difficult. We have to try to win the last two games and see what happens. The result was disappointing but we need to move on and finish the season the best we can.” #mufc [Sky]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 28, 2019
The Red Devils’ fan base are not optimistic of their top four chances and it seems the players feel the same way.
The truth is they’ve had multiple chances to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League but have failed to take advantage.
Sunday’s draw with Chelsea could potentially have been their last chance but given how poor Arsenal and Tottenham have also been, they may have hope yet.
The Blues’ have also struggled for consistency this season so all Manchester United can do is try to end the campaign positively after their disappointing recent run.