Manchester United MUST beat struggling Watford tomorrow to keep top-four hopes alive, insists Ralf Rangnick… with his side facing tough run-in at the end of the season
- Manchester United currently sit in fourth spot in the Premier League standings
- But Arsenal moved to within a point of them after beating Wolves on Thursday
- The Gunners also have two games in hand and trail United by just a single point
- United face Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal in run-in
Ralf Rangnick admits Manchester United have to beat struggling Watford at Old Trafford to keep their top-four hopes alive.
United occupy fourth place but Arsenal moved to within a point of them with two games in hand following their comeback win over Wolves on Thursday night.
United also have by far the tougher run-in with fixtures against Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea, as well as what could be a massive game against the Gunners.
Ralf Rangnick admits Man United have to beat Watford to keep their top-four hopes alive
Ralf Rangnicl’s men currently sit in fourth spot in the table ahead of the Old Trafford clash
Rangnick stressed the importance of beating second-from-bottom Watford at home on Saturday as United prepare for arguably the easiest of their last 12 games with no margin for error.
‘It’s very important but this is the case with almost every game we have in the future,’ said United’s interim manager.
‘We have to keep the momentum, win tomorrow against Watford and then be ready for the upcoming games against the top teams. We are fully aware we have to win tomorrow.’
Asked about a potentially decisive set of fixtures against City, Liverpool and Tottenham in March, he added: ‘It could but, as you said, it only makes sense to take one game after another.
‘Now the job is to fully recover from the game the day before yesterday, play at the highest possible level against Watford and then we have a week to prepare for the derby against Manchester City.’
But Arsenal moved to within a point of them following their dramatic victory over Wolves
United also have by far the tougher run-in with fixtures against the likes of Manchester City