Smalling is unsure whether the Red Devils can make the top four now.
Following a 2-1 defeat to Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday, Manchester United are now 15 points off leaders Arsenal and are in danger of missing out on the Champions League.
The Red Devils are seventh after 24 matches and with Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur all vying for a top four position, things for the reigning champions could be very difficult.
This is a sentiment that United defender Chris Smalling agrees with, who is concerned that the club could miss out on the top tier of European football for the first time since 1995.
“We don’t really talk that [Champions League] but I think we all know if anything that’s the minimum we need to aim for,” the England international was quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
“If we can get on a good run, we’ve got the players to do it.
“Obviously we’re not in those top four positions at the moment and that’s a worry but there is plenty of football.
“There’s a lot to go but time is running out and we need to make sure we put things right come the next game.
“We’ve got to go into it as if we need to win every game. We’re the ones who have to catch them [Liverpool in fourth] so we’ve got to win the points and put the pressure on them.
“But we’ve not done ourselves any favours with losses like at Stoke. Each point that we drop makes it difficult for ourselves. We need to stop dropping points.”
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