Morgan Schneiderlin believes that Manchester United can still win the title this season.
The Red Devils have been disappointing for large parts of this campaign and sit in fifth place, ten points behind league leaders Leicester City.
Not only have their results been poor but their performances have lacked excitement - highlighted by the fact that they have gone eight hours and 26 minutes without scoring in the first-half of games at Old Trafford.
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However, the Frenchman insists that every match is now important and believes that Louis van Gaal’s men can still win the Premier League.
“Every game is a big game for this football club, especially in our position now,” he added.
“We need to look at each game as a cup final, and to win every one until the end of the season.
“We can see that the gap is getting a bit bigger in the table but it [the title] is not impossible.
“For the second part of the season we want to improve our game and win as many matches as we can to be a contender for the title and be in the Champions League, because that’s very important to this club.”
In their previous match at the Theatre of Dreams, they were beaten 1-0 by Schneiderlin’s former club, Southampton, which prompted ferocious boos from the Manchester United faithful.
The 26-year-old understands the frustrations and hopes to make it up to the fans when they take on Stoke City on Tuesday.
“It was hard to take and we understand the frustration of everyone – we feel it as well,” the Frenchman said.
“We want to bounce back and win now, though. We’ve had a bit of time to reflect on that last league game and now it’s up to us to improve.
“We want to win in front of our fans because they deserve the best and they are used to the best. We want to give them that.”
Schneiderlin signed for United in the summer for a reported £24 million, which could rise to £27 million with add-ons. But the France international has suffered with a few niggling injuries this season and has only made 14 appearances in the league.