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Matteo Darmian: Manchester United must seal Champions League football

Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian has urged his side to clinch a top-four finish as they look to end the 2015-16 season on a high.

United have had a mixed campaign with Louis van Gaal's men failing to progress from the Champions League group stage and also struggling to mount a Premier League title challenge.

But they are in the semifinals of the FA Cup, where they face West Ham, while United are fifth in the Premier League, a point behind rivals Manchester City with seven games to play.

Ahead of Sunday's trip to Tottenham, Darmian told Sky Sports: "It's normal that when you play for Manchester United there is a lot of pressure, but we know that and we try to do our best.

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"I think Manchester United is the biggest club in the world so there is a lot of pressure. They expect that we win all the games.

"Now we want to be in the top four at the end of the season. We have a big chance to win the FA Cup, so we want to improve and work, and if possible win a trophy.

"Yes of course [top four is minimum requirement]. We want to be in the top four at the end of the season and the club works for this.

"If we work hard we have a big chance. We won the last two games so we want to continue on this way."

Darmian, who signed for United from Torino last summer, is enjoying his first season in England and sees his long-term future there.

The Italy international added: "I love the Premier League, and I want to stay here for a long time.

"There is a lot of difference because this is a big club, and from Serie A there are a lot of differences.

"The Premier League is more physical and less tactical, this is the most important difference, but I think it is the best championship in the world, so I love it."


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