The Pink Devils tackle Atletico Madrid at Previous Trafford on Tuesday night time (Image: Getty)
Ralf Rangnick says Arsenal are wanting in ‘fine condition’ within the top-four battle however Manchester United is not going to be prioritising a contest as they appear to qualify for the Champions League as soon as once more.
The Pink Devils briefly claimed fourth spot within the Premier League desk after beating Tottenham 3-2 on Saturday night, however lower than 24 hours later they dropped again all the way down to fifth place after Mikel Arteta’s aspect noticed off Leicester.
Arsenal now have a one-point benefit on United along with three video games in hand and are very a lot within the driving seat to safe a top-four end.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick noticed off Tottenham (Image: Getty)
West Ham are solely two factors behind United after beating Aston Villa, whereas Tottenham – regardless of being in eighth place – also can transfer forward of the Pink Devils in the event that they win their two video games in hand.
Subsequent up for United, they tackle Atletico Madrid within the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, having secured a 1-1 draw within the first leg because of Anthony Elanga’s late strike.
At his pre-match press convention, it was put to Rangnick that profitable the Champions League may now be United’s finest shot of re-qualifying for the competitors subsequent season given the extent of competitors they face domestically, however he rejected these solutions.
Asking if profitable the Champions League is now a ‘higher choice’ than ending within the prime 4, a barely bemused Rangnick replied: ‘Nicely it doesn’t matter through which means we’d qualify for the Champions League subsequent season.
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‘The query is what’s extra sensible and tomorrow it’s Champions League. And clearly we need to attempt every little thing that we presumably can to win the sport tomorrow after which hopefully be within the final eight.
‘However even when we handle to try this there are a number of different good groups within the competitors!
‘In three weeks we now have the subsequent Premier League recreation in opposition to Leicester at house and we are going to nonetheless attempt to push and do every little thing to win our subsequent video games within the Premier League.
Elanga netted late on in opposition to Atletico within the Spanish capital (Image: Getty)
‘We’re absolutely conscious that we shouldn’t be dropping factors anymore in any of the video games.
‘Proper now Arsenal are in fine condition, they gained once more yesterday at house in opposition to Leicester.
‘So for us it’s clear we have to take care of ourselves and guarantee that we win all the subsequent upcoming video games within the Premier League.
‘However tomorrow it’s a distinct competitors, it’s Champions League, and as I mentioned I believe everyone within the squad, everyone within the workers, are extremely motivated and we can’t anticipate the kick-off tomorrow.’
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