Nemanja Matic sends warning to Chelsea


Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has sent Chelsea and Leicester City a reminder that Manchester United are still in charge of their Champions League fate.

Matic also revealed Manchester United needed Chelsea and Leicester City to drop points months ago and is glad both clubs did.

Matic told MUTV: “We have to keep our head up. We have three games to go. The next one is Crystal Palace on Thursday. If we win the last three games, we are in the Champions League.

“We have to stay positive and keep working as we were until now. Everything is in our hands. It’s in our hands – we have to recover as soon as possible.

“We have another game now against a very good team again, so we have to go with everything because we want to play Champions League next season.”

Matic added: “I think we deserve that, so I want to say we work positively, recover well and we will see on Thursday if we are ready. I am sure the team is ready.

“Of course, three months ago, it was not in our hands. We needed Chelsea and Leicester to drop points, which they did obviously. Now we are a point behind Chelsea and it’s in our hands.

“We’ll take it game by game. We’ll think about Palace first, then see if we do our job there, like we normally do.”

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