Victor Lindelof’s frank verdict on Man Utd’s top four chances ahead of Chelsea clash

The Red Devils defender thinks the club has underperformed this season but can still qualify for a top four place.

Victor Lindelof has revealed Manchester United’s aim for the remainder of the season ahead of their clash with Chelsea on Thursday evening.

The Red Devils have underperformed this campaign, failing to win any silverware and now sit sixth in the Premier League after two consecutive defeats.

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United are now six points off fourth-place Arsenal, who beat Ralf Rangnick’s side on Saturday, going into their fixture against Chelsea.

A win on Thursday will help the club’s ambition of a top four finish, with Lindelof emphasising the importance of doing that.

Pts: 59. GD: +2. Chance of UCL qualification: 1%.

“I think it’s very, very important for ourselves to try to do that,” Lindelof said in the latest edition of the United Review.

“This season obviously hasn’t been good enough and of course us as players take responsibility for that.

“We just want to try to finish this season strongly and try to win these remaining games.”

The Swede, who has featured 31 times in all competitions for the Red Devils this season, thinks the club’s inconsistent form and lack of stability has led to a poor display so far.

“I think we need to find more stability in the way we’re playing, and we need to win more games,” he added.

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“We’ve been winning one game, then drawing one, then we lose one, then we win two games… we need to be more consistent in everything we do.

“That’s the main thing we need to get better at because sometimes I feel it’s too easy for opponents to play through us and create chances against us.”

United have conceded 51 goals in the Premier League this campaign, the highest of any club currently sat in the top eight of the table.

Lindelof feels the club can still secure Champions League football next year if the squad ‘stick together’ and continue to fight.

“Of course, when it’s tough you always have to stick together and work even harder,” the Red Devils’ no.2 said.

“We tried, even if it’s been a very difficult season for us, and we’re still there fighting for top four.

“We want to be higher up of course and competing for titles, but we need more consistency, and we always have to stick together as a group and believe in ourselves.”