February 3, 2014 18:45
Chris Smalling, Manchester United
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The current Ptremiership Champions trail leaders Arsenal by 15 points.
United defender Chris Smalling says Man United must start winning games in their fight to go past FC Liverpool for UEFA Champions League qualification next season.
The Red Devils’priority now is to at least claim fourth place and make up a seven-point gap on long-timerivals Liverpool.
"We've got to go into it as if we need to win every game. We're the ones who have to catch Liverpool. So we've got to win the points and put the pressure on them," said Smalling.
"We've got to go into it as if we need to win every game," continued Smalling. "We're the ones who have to catch Liverpool.
"So we've got to win the points and put the pressure on them. We've not done ourselves any favours with losses like this.
"It seems as if we are taking one step forward and then one back. But we need to stick together and really get into the next game because time is running out to pick up these points.
"It is only us players who can really get us out of this muddle and so we really need to stick together.
"We don't really talk about the Champions League, but I think we all know that's the minimum we need to aim for."
"You get injuries, you get certain decisions against you, you get deflections. I guess it's how the game goes.
"There have been a few deflected goals this year which have really not been down to us. Hopefully it will turn in time because we are due some good fortune.
"It was massively frustrating. We played quite well for large parts of the game. On another day the chances we had might have gone in.
"We pressed for the whole second half, we had a lot of the ball but it wasn't going for us."
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