Ander Herrera: Why Man United cannot settle for fourth place

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says the Red Devils have no excuses for not challenging for Premier League title

Ander Herrera says Manchester United cannot settle for a fourth-place finish this season.

The Red Devils are currently in fifth place in the table level on points with Arsenal and Liverpool after a 2-1 defeat by Swansea City at Liberty Stadium last month.

I just think we cannot be fourth in the league, we have to be higher

Ander Herrera

United manager Louis van Gaal signed Anthony Martial in a £36m deal from Monaco on deadline day after he had added Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian, Sergio Romero and Memphis Depay.

Spain international Herrera, who joined United from Athletic Bilbao in a £29m deal in 2013, insists the Red Devils have no excuses for a disappointing Premier League campaign.

“Last season was the first with the new staff and a lot of new players like me but, now, we have no excuses,” Herrera told United’s website.

“We have to fight for everything. We are going to try to win every game.

“When I see the millions of supporters we have, I just think we cannot be fourth in the league, we have to be higher.

“It’s a very exciting season and we will be fighting for everything.”

The 26-year-old has been a regular fixture in Louis van Gaal’s first team so far this season and has made three Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.

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He also made one appearance in the Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge last month, scoring in the 4-0 win in Belgium.

United are currently fifth in the table after they suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Swansea City in their most recent Premier League outing.

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