The Red Devils slumped from champions to seventh best last term under the guidance of David Moyes, and endured a tough start to Louis van Gaal’s tenure with shock defeats at the hands of Swansea and Leicester City.
But a good run of recent form has seen United rise from midtable obscurity and into the top four, where they sit above major rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs in the race for Champions League qualification.
Getting back into the top tier of European action is believed to be LVG’s major aim, but Fellaini doesn’t see the 11-point gap between themselves and pace-setters Chelsea as an unrealistic margin to overhaul during the remaining 24 games of the season:
“We know each other a lot better now, we know the manager and the staff. We know the philosophy of the manager, we train hard as well, so we have to continue like that.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.
“If we do that, when the teams come to Old Trafford it will be difficult to beat us.
“I think we wait for a mistake (from Chelsea), but we have to look at us, we have to take it game by game and we will see after – after Boxing Day we have a lot of games and we have to keep winning. We can still challenge.”