Nemanja Matic insists that they are going to have determining few weeks in the Premier League title race as the Red Devils push to get closer to Manchester City who sit top of the table.
After only one victory in five outings,Manchester United
’s 3-1 victory overNewcastle
has seen them climb to second on thePremier League
table. However, they are 10 points adrift of the current leadersManchester City
United are set to faceReal Sociedad
in theEuropa League
last 32 on Thursday, before getting ready for league matches. They will lock horns withChelsea
on Sunday before going againstCrystal Palace
on Wednesday. Following that, they will have the Manchester derby on March 7.
Every game is a final now,
" United midfielder Nemanja Matic told
Sky Sports News
We've dropped some points where we should win so you go into the big games with more pressure and then you have to win.
"I think the next few weeks are going to be decisive in the title race. We will either be there in the fight, or it's going to be difficult because if we drop some points in the next few games, then it's going to be hard to catch Man City.
"But that's why we are here. We are positive, we're going to do our best to win. The next game is the most important and then we will be focused on Man City."
The United midfielder featured in 154 games for Chelsea before joining Old Trafford in 2017.
I think they play good football and they have a good squad,
" Matic added. "
Also with Frank [Lampard] they played some amazing football in some games, but they have a young squad and it's normal that the team has ups and downs sometimes.
"We respect them a lot. I know the mentality of Chelsea. I know they always want the best and it's not easy to play there with that pressure, especially for young players, so I respect their team.
"I watch them when I have time and they are improving and they will be very dangerous in the next few years because they have some amazing young players, so it's going to be a hard game against them for sure.
"We have to do our best and we have to be at our best if we want to win that game and the league."