Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that his side could finish second ahead of their rivals manchester City in premier league this season if they play to their potential.
The Red Devils are currently five points below second placed Manchester City with 10 games left in this season. The Red Devils have a daunting schedule which will see them feature against some of the biggest English clubs starting with Spurs this sunday.
Red Devils will face the likes of Spurs, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal in their final 10 fixtures in premier league. The Dutch boss have recieved a lot of criticism for his playing style and tactics throughout the season from all the pundits including former players like Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.
Speaking ahead of their Spurs game, the Red Devils boss said: “The coming matches are very decisive. We are so close to a lot of clubs. We can be second or third. It is not a big difference, I believe.
“Manchester United have to be one of the teams who have to play in the Champions League. We have the confidence to reach the goal we set at the beginning of the season.
“I have a lot of confidence in my players. From what I see in training sessions, we have progressed. But there is a big difference between training sessions and matches. We have to wait for the big victory. Then, maybe, we shall have more spirit and also more confidence to win our games.”
Manchester United have lost only three of their last 23 games this season but will go through a series of testing games that will decide their fate on Champions League football for next season.