Rangnick gives verdict on Manchester United’s top four race after dropping to 5th place

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Manchester United are now 5th in the Premier League after losing to Manchester City 4-1.

United are now points behind Arsenal, who currently occupy 4th spot and have three games in hand.

Ralf Rangnick has now told his side that they’re not permitted drop any point until the end of the season.

He said: “I didn’t actually expect Arsenal to lose at Watford so for us it’s clear, if we still want to have a chance to finish fourth at the end of the season, we can almost not drop anymore points, and we also know that in those 10 games that we have to play, there are a few other difficult ones so let’s take it game by game.

“For us, it’s important we keep developing the team, which we did in the last couple of months, and then make sure we can win the next two home games against Tottenham and against Atletico, two very important games for us to come.”