Manchester United star Ander Herrera warns Manchester City that eight-point gap is 'nothing'

Manchester United star Ander Herrera warns Manchester City that eight-point gap is 'nothing'

Deluded? Man United star warns Pep Guardiola that eight-point gap is 'nothing'
Ander Herrera remains positive about Manchester United’s title chances (Picture: Getty)

Ander Herrera insists Manchester United are still capable of closing the eight-point gap on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

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Chelsea dealt United a hammer blow in the title race on Sunday afternoon as Alvaro Morata’s headed goal in the 55th minute turned out to be the winner for Antonio Conte’s men at Stamford Bridge.

City, meanwhile, swept Arsenal aside with a 3-1 victory at the Etihad to tighten Pep Guardiola’s grip on the Premier League trophy ahead of the international break.

Asked about United’s title chances after the defeat, Herrera said: ‘Football is about mistakes and that’s why they scored, but now we have games at home. We have to forget this.

Deluded? Man United star warns Pep Guardiola that eight-point gap is 'nothing'
Manchester United are eight points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s side (Picture: Getty)

‘Now it’s the international break and some players will have rests, some players will have to play.

‘But now we have to think about Newcastle because it’s still November, we still have a lot to play for and I’ve never seen a team winning the league in November.

‘We’re still second, eight points behind City but, in the Premier League, anything can happen and eight points, sometimes, is nothing.

‘We cannot think now that we have lost the league because we still have a lot of games to play.’

Manchester United 2017/18 Fixtures

Newcastle United (H) – Sat 18 Nov
Basel (A) – Wed 22 Nov (Champions League)
Brighton (H) – Sat 25 Nov
Watford (A) – Tue 28 Nov
Arsenal (A) – Sat Dec 2
CSKA Moscow (H) – Tues Dec 5 (Champions League)
Manchester City (H) – Sun Dec 10
West Bromwich Albion (A) – Sun Dec 17
Bristol City (A) – Wed Dec 20 (EFL Cup)
Leicester City (A) – Sat Dec 23
Burnley (H) – Tues Dec 26
Southampton (H) – Sat Dec 30

Manchester City Fixtures

Leicester City (A) – Sat Nov 18
Feyenoord (H) – Tues Nov 21 (Champions League)
Huddersfield (A) – Sun Nov 26
Southampton (H) – Wed Nov 29
West Ham United (A) – Sun Dec 3
Shakhtar Donetsk (A) – Wed Dec 6 (Champions League)
Manchester United (A) Sun Dec 10
Swansea City (A) – Wed Dec 13
Tottenham (H) – Sat Dec 16
Leicester City (A) – Tues Dec 19 (EFL Cup)
Bournemouth (H) – Sat Dec 23
Newcastle United (A) – Wed Dec 27

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Published at Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:37:30 +0000

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