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Phil Neville: Manchester United face huge two months

by Ben Topliss

Phil Neville believes Manchester United must improve if they are to get past tough fixtures in March and April.

Man United were knocked out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage on Monday night thanks to a late winner from their former striker Danny Welbeck.

Louis van Gaal’s side now head into Premier League matches against the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea over the next two months as they bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Neville says they will need to play much better if they are to take anything away from the upcoming games.

Speaking about United, Neville said: ”Momentum works both ways and for United now, they can’t win silverware and all they’ve got left to concentrate on for the rest of the season is a top four finish.

“There’s tricky period for them when they still have to play the likes of Chelsea, Man City, as well as Everton.

“It’s a massive. massive last two months of the season for them. The results have been OK, but the performances have got to improve.”

United have steadily worsened in recent months and their top four spot in the league is far from guaranteed.

Their problems are also mounting with players such as Radamel Falcao, Angel di Maria, Juan Mata and Rafael going through torrid times of late. With ten games to go between now and the end of the season, United will need to buck up their ideas and quickly.

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