Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that the Red Devils have not yet given up on the title dream.
The former Borussia Dortmund man said that Manchester United are still hoping to win the Premier League title this season.
The Red Devils are set to welcome Sunderland at the Old Trafford for the Boxing Day clash, as they trail league leaders Chelsea by 13 points.
However, Henrikh Mkhitaryan said his team-mates were still hopeful of winning silverware.
“My wishes are for the team to have the best year possible – for Manchester United, for the players and for the fans,” Mkhitaryan said.
“I hope we have an amazing season and fight for all the titles. Hopefully, in 2017, we can win some trophies. But United are a long way behind the leaders at the moment.”
“We haven’t given up yet, we’re not saying we are out of the competition. There are a lot of games remaining, especially at this time of year, so we’re trying to do our best to be in the top four.”
“And, of course, in the Europa League we’re going to try and go as far as we can.”
The Armenian had a difficult start to life in Manchester after boss Jose Mourinho kept him out of the first-team, saying that he wasn’t ready for action.
However, solid performances against Zorya in the Europa League and Tottenham in the Premier League – the 26-year-old has cemented his place in the starting eleven.
When questioned if exclusion from action at the start worried him, he said: “No, because I was trying to do my best in training to earn a place to play. You have to earn it.”
“It doesn’t matter if the club bought me for £40 million, I knew that I am not guaranteed to play. Even when you are selected you many not play every game, depending on the tactical situation and the opponent.”