Top four finish or win the Champions League? Rangnick reveals his choice

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Manchester United are in a dicey situation at the moment, as it’s no longer in the club’s hands to finish in the top four.

United are currently 5th in the league, and a point behind Arsenal who have three games in hand.

With the race for a top four seemingly difficult as it stands, United boss Ralf Rangnick was asked if winning the Champions League presented a more achievable feat for United.

Asking if winning the Champions League is now a ‘better option’ than finishing in the top four, Rangnick replied: “Well it doesn’t matter in which way we would qualify for the Champions League next season.

“The question is what is more realistic and tomorrow it’s Champions League. And obviously we want to try everything that we possibly can to win the game tomorrow and then hopefully be in the last eight.

“But even if we manage to do that there are a few other good teams in the competition!

“In three weeks we have the next Premier League game against Leicester at home and we will still try to push and do everything to win our next games in the Premier League.

“We are fully aware that we should not be dropping points anymore in any of the games.

“Right now Arsenal are in good shape, they won again yesterday at home against Leicester.

“So for us it’s clear we need to look after ourselves and make sure that we win all the next upcoming games in the Premier League.

“But tomorrow it’s a different competition, it’s Champions League, and as I said I think everybody in the squad, everybody in the staff, are highly motivated and we cannot wait for the kick-off tomorrow.”