Manchester United legend Gary Pallister believes that a Europa League triumph over Liverpool will breathe fresh life into United’s disappointing season.
The Red Devils face a difficult task of turning around a 2-0 deficit when they face Liverpool in the second leg of the Europa League tie at Old Trafford on Thursday but Pallister feels it can be the catalyst for a positive end to the campaign.
He said: “Nobody in that top four seems to be able to cope with the demands of the Premier League at the moment.
“Arsenal have got their problems, Manchester City have got their problems, we have got our issues and Leicester are just sitting laughing at the top of the league.
“The League game against West Ham, who are just above us in the table, is going to be massive as well and if we can beat Manchester City in the derby on Sunday we are right back in that chase for the fourth slot and a Champions League place, so this season is still very much alive.
“Some of the performances haven’t been as good as the players and manager expected and yet we find ourselves in a position where we can still achieve an awful lot this season.
“It starts on Thursday night against Liverpool and this kind of game is why you come to Manchester United – you thrive on that kind of experience.”