Nemanja Matic sends message to Manchester United after disappointing 2-2 draw against Southampton

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja has expressed optimism about the club’s top-four chances despite our disappointing 2-2 draw against Southampton.

The Serbia International believes the club can stills secure Champions League football next season as there is still all to play for.

The Serb had this to say: “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.

“So 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.

“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 if we do our job there, like we normally do.”

Next for the Red Devils is a trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Thursday.