Criticised Man United midfielder plays down Premier League title chances

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini believes his side shouldn’t aim for the Premier League title and instead focus on a top four finish, reports.

The 27-year-old was heavily criticised last season under the management of David Moyes, but looks to have proved his worth so far in the current campaign.

However, the Belgium international has revealed that being top of the Premier League is not manager Louis van Gaal’s priority target, as he is more interested in keeping hold of a Champions League spot.

“It is important because Manchester United have to play in the Champions League, and we have the quality for that,” he told Goal.

United are still on course to win the FA Cup after seeing title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea get knocked out in the previous round of fixtures.

“We will see if we can win the league in 2015-16, but we have the FA Cup and Champions League qualification to aim for. Then we will see next season.”

Van Gaal’s side are currently sitting third on the table, but are closely being followed by the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal, with Southampton currently occupying fourth.

Prior to the previous season, the Red Devils have not finished their campaign without Champions League qualification since 1995, an outcome that the Dutch boss will surely not want to repeat.