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Top-four rivals now fear United, says Ander Herrera

By Simon Peach

Ander Herrera believes Manchester United's improvements will have their top-four rivals worried.

Nobody looks able to prevent Antonio Conte's Chelsea cantering to the title, but the race for the Champions League is heating up.

Just five points separate second-placed Tottenham and United in sixth, with Jose Mourinho's men stretching their unbeaten Premier League run to a 15th match as reigning champions Leicester were swatted aside 3-0 on Sunday.

The manner of their performance was as comprehensive as the scoreline suggests and Herrera believes such displays will have rivals looking over their shoulder.

"That's what we want," the Spain midfielder said when asked if those above them will be worried about United.

"I think the fight with the first six teams in the league - and I also add Everton because they have a very good team - will be very tough.

"We all want to be in the top four and there's still a lot play for, but I think we are in a good moment.

"They can see 'Man United are chasing us'.

"It is true that we did not win three games in a row before Leicester, but the feelings were good."

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