After looking like they were going to push Manchester City and Liverpool all the way in the title race until a month ago, Spurs now find themselves with a massive fight on their hands just to qualify for the Champions League.
Manchester United meanwhile have clawed their way into the race in recent months after looking dead and buried a few months into the season.
After what was a spectacular start to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have been putting up inconstant performances in recent weeks, most recently being knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves on Saturday.
Man Utd midfielder Nemanja Matic has now issued a rallying cry to the squad and said that Man Utd have eight finals remaining and that they can’t afford to slip up in the top 4 race.
While he reiterated that finishing in the top 4 will be hard, he insisted that the players are confident they can do it.
Speaking to the Metro, Matic said, “We have to give our best now to reach the top four. We cannot let it go like this. There is a lot to play for. We have eight games to play in the Premier League and we are fighting for the top four.
“We have the Champions League as well. We will see what we are able to do and how much quality we have. Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham will give their best to be in the top four.
“Everybody knows that. If you see two months ago we were 11 points behind Chelsea and now we are in a much better position. We have eight finals to play for us so we have to learn from this.”
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