Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Man City are now fighting for top-four

After Manchester City lost away to Burnley on the weekend, Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal believes the title holders should now be more worried on keeping their place in the top-four of the table, rather than their fledgling title bid, reports BBC Sport.

Manchester City have been suffering poor form in the second-half of the Premier League, and their shock loss to the relegation-threatened club has capped a miserable title bid. The Sky Blues have lost their last two away games to Liverpool and now Burnley. Manager Manuel Pellegrini has come in for a lot of criticism as a result of their woeful form at such a crucial time, with City dropping points in seven of their last 11 league games.

The Chilean coach could well find himself out of a job in the summer as a result of the Sky Blues failure to maintain ground on league leaders Chelsea. Burnley and Arsenal have taken four points off City, and with how easily they’ve been matched by their opponents rival manager Louis van Gaal believes they now are involved in a race for the Champions League places, not a title-race.

“Whether (Man City) want that or don’t want that, that is the position. It is a rat race. They are in it,” he said.

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