Despite sitting just four points off fourth place, Jose Mourinho has already confirmed winning the Europa League is his number one priority.
“It is the only chance we have to win one more trophy,” said Mourinho, who has already lifted the League Cup in his first season at Old Trafford.
“It is as difficult as finishing fourth, but it is the only competition that we can win now, so we have to fight for that.
Sir Alex Ferguson echoed Jose Mourinho’s words insisting the club should focus all their energy on winning the competition.
“The thing is, we’ve never won the Europa League,” he told ESPN.
“We’ve never won Uefa Cup, what it used to be. And we’ve got a great draw. I’m not saying it’s a certainty, but they’ve got a great chance.
“It’s still a European trophy. And if you win it, you get into the Champions League. The incentive is greater to do that.”
“I don’t want our club to be just happy fighting for top four and Champions League. I want us fighting for trophies.
“We don’t hide that we are still fighting for our situation in the Premier League but the Europa League becomes a fundamental competition for us. The Premier League was not possible because we drew too many matches.”