Robin van Persie demands top-four finish from Man United

Robin van Persie says Manchester United "have" to finish in the top four this season

Robin van Persie says Manchester United “have” to finish in the top four this season.

The Red Devils spent around £150m in the summer transfer window as they brought in the likes of Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw and Radamel Falcao.

And following United’s seventh-place finish in the Premier League last season, Van Persie is determined to help his side qualify for next season’s Champions League under Louis van Gaal.

“We have to make at least the top four. That’s a realistic target but it’s still early in the season,” Van Persie told Sky Sports News.

“We are here, everybody wants to win every game, every training session and even if we are playing a different kind of game like table tennis.

“We are winners. We are not here just to set low standards. We want them to be as high as possible, winning games and winning trophies.

“This year we have a great manager, great staff, great fans so when you look at everything together it makes it hard [not to be in the Champions League].

“Everything is in place to be up there competing with the very best teams. I think we can do it and we will.”

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