Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Playing for 2nd-place in the Premier League

Playing for 2nd-place in the Premier League

The Red Devils remain 13 points adrift of their arch-rivals in the battle for domestic supremacy, with the English top-flight crown seemingly destined to take up residence at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool enjoyed much more of the possession and continually threatened to get back in the game, but just an Eric Bailly own goal midway through the second half was all they had to show for their efforts; United winning the game despite just recording two shots on target.

'I don't think about City, just about us, ' he said. To win the Champions League would be enormous for us. This is the beginning of the era where all four of the Premier League's places in the Champions League go directly into the group stage.

The Portuguese boss, who has lifted the highly-coveted trophy on two occasions with Porto and Inter Milan, will have now made European success his priority this season with Pep Guardiola's City looking like the inevitable Premier League champions.

Mourinho's men are now locked at 0-0 in a two-legged European tie and Herrera is determined to help the Red Devils reach the last eight of that competition.

This season, there is no Europa League safety net, but Manchester United doesn't have the same worries about Champions League qualification.

"So if you said City win the title and we win the Champions League this time I would sign that document right now". We are still in the race for both.

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'But we are only concerned at the minute about getting past Sevilla because it is not easy.

Liverpool were the only top four contender to drop points in the latest round of fixtures as they went down 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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'Yes, City is in a very good place and only a miracle will give us a chance - but you don't stop.

They are top of the league with 81 points and a 16-point cushion to Manchester United in second. At times, it seemed like he was the only one who noticed UEFA now puts the Europa League victor into next season's Champions League.

But despite their dominance this season, Neville has reiterated that they are not "the greatest team of all time".

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