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Matic Shifts Focus To Top-Four Push

Matic Shifts Focus To Top-Four Push

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United must quickly move on from their FA Cup exit and focus on finishing in the top four of the Premier League. United were dumped out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 to Wolves at Molineux on Saturday night and they have now suffered back-to-back defeats following on from their 2-0 loss to Arsenal in the Premier League.

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The defeat to the Gunners has left United fifth in the top-flight standings, two points off the top-four, although it is a much better scenario than the one they were in when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as manager in December, as back then they were 11 points off the Champions League places.

Serbia international Matic has now called for his side to refocus their attention on finishing in the top four and he insists the last thing they can do is let the cup exit affect the rest of their season. “We have to give our best now to reach the top four. We cannot let it go like this. We are not happy with the game,” the 30-year-old told reporters.

“We will analyse everything. There is a lot to play for. We have eight games to play in the Premier League and we are fighting for the top four.” United also have a Champions League quarter-final tie with Barcelona to look forward to next month and Matic feels the Red Devils can still enjoy a successful end to the season.

He added: “We have the Champions League as well. We will see what we are able to do and how much quality we have. We have to learn from this type of game.”

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