United can still win the EPL title, says Schneiderlin

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

Morgan Schneiderlin admits Manchester United have let their supporters down this season, but insists Louis van Gaal's side are still in the hunt for the title.

United's 1-0 defeat to Southampton 10 days ago was their sixth Premier League defeat of the season and left them five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham and 10 points behind leaders Leicester with 15 games remaining.

Van Gaal admitted after that loss he has no idea what reception awaits him at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, when United take on Stoke City looking to close the gap on the top-four.

Sections of the home support booed him and his team down the tunnel, with many unhappy that United have scored only two first-half goals at Old Trafford this season - one of those a Kyle Walker own goal on the opening day against Spurs. 

And Schneiderlin believes United owe it to their fans to turn their season around and mount a sustained title challenge.

"We can see that the gap is getting a bit bigger in the table but it [the title] is not impossible," he told United's matchday programme. 

"Every game is a big game for this football club, especially in our position now. We need to look at each game as a cup final and to win every one until the end of the season.

"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.

"We understand the frustration of everyone - we feel it as well. 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."