United not giving up on top four hopes- Valencia

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has echoed the sentiments at the club stating that nobody is giving up on the chase for a top-four place in the League.

United’s next game is at home against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day, and the former Wigan man urged the squad to develop a consistent run in the bid to secure a top-four spot.

”Absolutely,” he replied when asked by MUTV if the top-four scrap remains alive, prior to Saturday’s 5-1 win over Cardiff City.

“Nobody is giving up at all. You know there is half a season left to play so it’s all about working hard, battling and playing well.

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”We know we have got the quality within the squad to be able to do that. It is all about being focused and the aim is still to get into those top four places. We also want to go as far as we can in the Champions League – why not get to the final? Why not try to win the two cup competitions we are still involved in?”

Wagner’s men are on a relegation fight but the fact the festive fixture is at home is of a benefit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

”I think it is good,” explained Valencia. “The main thing is to get everyone together at Old Trafford after Christmas and it is a great fact we don’t have to travel as it’s on our doorstep. Playing in front of our fans is always a special occasion.

”We are getting the chance to make them happy and hopefully put any recent bad results behind us to get into good form again. We need to start putting a string of wins together and putting in a good performance to make the fans happy.”

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