Chris Smalling fires warning at Man United’s top-four rivals
The Manchester United defender is convinced that the Red Devils have what it takes to finish in the top four
Chris Smalling says that a top-four finish is the “minimum requirement” for Manchester United this season.
Louis van Gaal’s side climbed up to fourth place in the Premier League table after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Arsenal.
And although Smalling concedes that there is plenty of room for improvement from the Red Devils, the England international remains confident of Champions League qualification.
Asked whether a place in the top four was a realistic target, Smalling replied: “That is always a minimum for this club.”
He continued: “Given the manager and the players we have got, we should be playing better than we are, with more points. But we have a good base now with an away win and now we can go back to Old Trafford and build on that.
“We showed a lot of character, we did not play that well and we will go through the video to see what we could have done better.
“We have two home games coming up, and we need six points, then we can have a look at where we are in the table.”