Ander Herrera admits Manchester United they must now focus on second place as Chelsea continue their dominance atop the Premier League table.
United sit 15 points adrift of Antonio Conte’s men in sixth place with just 11 wins from their opening 22 matches of the Premier League season.
Jose Mourinho’s men are however just six points away from Tottenham and Arsenal, who are second and third, and have a game-in-hand against Hull City on Wednesday.
Midfielder Herrera believes that the Red Devils can catch the teams above them, but first place is out of reach.
“At the moment, Chelsea are many points ahead and, to be honest, we have to think about second place right now,” Herrera told United Review.
“We are six points behind second spot and, in the Premier League, anything can happen in two weeks. Any team could be second, third or sixth.
“We must win against Hull and not think about the rest or the next game. We just need to win and try to get into the top four as soon as possible, but we should have our minds focused on the fact that we can be in second place soon.
“It is Hull at this moment and we have an obligation to win if we want to be in the top four. It is going to be tough. It always is. Every Premier League game is tough. But we are at home, we feel strong and good in front of our own fans and we want to win.