Bruno Fernandes has insisted Manchester United have defied expectations this season by being in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification.
The Red Devils currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League table, one point clear of Liverpool in fifth with a game in hand over their arch rivals.
Man Utd had held a much more commanding lead in the race to finish in the top four recently, but two league defeats on the bounce at the hands of Brighton and West Ham respectively have seen Liverpool close the gap heading into the final few games of the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports about the top four race, star man Fernandes was keen to point out that many fans and pundits didn’t expect Man Utd to be in the running in the first place.
Bruno said: “This club has to be in that position. And I think these players deserve to be there too. The team has done a great job this season when no one thought United could be fighting for the top four. At the beginning of the season no one put our team in the top six.
“We knew we could be even higher. And soon this club will be fighting for even bigger things.”
On top of impressing in the Premier League this season under new manager Erik ten Hag, the Red Devils have also got their cup mojo back. Man Utd have already lifted the Carabao Cup this season and are set to face off against inner-city rivals Man City in the FA Cup final later this month.