Marouane Fellaini thinks Manchester United can still end this “crazy” Premier League season on a high with Champions League qualification.
Following their comfortable 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend, the Red Devils sit fifth, three points ahead of West Ham and four behind Arsenal in fourth place.
Louis van Gaal’s side also remain in the FA Cup where they face Everton in the semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday.
And, with five league games remaining – including Wednesday night’s match against Crystal Palace – Fellaini is keen for United to finish the season strongly.
“This season the league is crazy; every team can lose points so we have to fight until the end. To win a trophy is great, and we hope to do that, but to play in the Champions League next season is very important,” Fellaini told the United Review.
“All the players know that and we want to finish strongly. It will be tough but we have the quality to compete against the other teams. We will do everything we can to finish in the top four.”
The Belgium international insists teams still don’t like coming to play at Old Trafford and thinks the players need to make the most of their remaining home fixtures.
“A lot of teams don’t like to play at Old Trafford; it’s a difficult place to come to and our supporters are always with us. We have to make that count and make sure we perform,” he declared.
“[Palace] are a good team and they have a lot of quality in attack. We have to be ready for that and also play on the front foot because we’re at home. It’s a good test for us before the big game on Saturday.”