Manchester United Football Club takes on Hull City tonight, with Jose Mourinho’s men going head-to-head against The Tigers for the third time of the year. United won the first match, with tonight’s visitors taking the second – this time around, the Red Devils will want revenge.
Ahead of the game, Ander Herrera has been speaking to United’s official magazine and talked about exactly what the club must do if they want to break into the top four.
The intelligent Spaniard has been right at the heart of everything good about the Old Trafford club over the last few months, and he certainly speaks a very good game too.
“It’s Hull at this moment and we have an obligation to win if we want to be in the top four,” Herrera is quoted as saying by ManUtd.com. “It’s going to be tough. It always is. Every Premier League game is tough. But we’re at home, we feel strong and good in front of our own fans and we want to win. I’ll say it again, no excuses – we want to be in the top four as soon as possible.”
“At the moment, Chelsea are many points ahead and, to be honest, we have to think about second place right now. I’m not saying we have to think about second place for the rest of the season, just right now. We’re six points behind second spot and, in the Premier League, anything can happen in two weeks. Any team could be second, third or sixth.” The Spaniard added.
“We must win against Hull and not think about the rest or the next game. We just need to win and try to get into the top four as soon as possible, but we should have our minds focused on the fact that we can be in second place soon.”
“Time will tell. If we keep playing the way we are doing – for example against Stoke we had 25 goal attempts – I think there is no doubt we will get the results. If we are the dominant team and play in their half, we don’t concede chances. Sooner or later, I believe in the fairness of football so, normally, the team who does everything to win, finally, they will get the results. Bad luck is just one moment or two moments, not forever.”
This is the desire that we need to see, and Herrera’s style of play, with his high intensity pressing and non-stop running, is the perfect man to epitomise that. Tonight’s match against the side who are placed bottom of the table is an absolute must-win, and there can be no excuses come the end of proceedings this evening.
The goal is simple, Manchester United simply have to scoop the victory, especially with all of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all dropping points. This is a real chance for us to close the gap on the top four, and with our rather kind fixture list over the next couple of months, it would be an excellent start.