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Marcus Rashford outlines Manchester United’s Premier League ambitions for this season

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford admits that securing Champions League football for next season is the top priority.

The Red Devils moved back to the fourth spot in the Premier League table, courtesy of Rashford’s match-winner against Brentford.

After the game, the 25-year-old detailed the importance of United’s victory.

He told BBC’s Match of the Day (via Manchester Evening News): “Everyone is clear that we are not going to play our best every week but there is never a time to drop our standards and we have to keep trying to push each other every week.

“We were a bit more patient out of possession, we waited for the right conditions to press rather than pressing every ball.

“We were calm and kept communicating to try and stop the supplies to their forward men.

“[Finishing in the top four] is the aim, we want to get as many points as we possibly can and we will try and win every game.

“We just have to keep playing well and give our best, keep recovering well and move on to the next fixture.”

Rashford has been United’s talisman this season, scoring 28 league goals – ten have been match-winners.

Apart from chasing the top-four berth in the English top-flight, United are striving for silverware in two more cup competitions.

They have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League and the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Erik ten Hag has already ended United’s six-year trophy drought by winning the Carabao Cup this season.

It will be a successful debut season for the Dutchman if he can bring Champions League football back to the Theatre of Dreams.

United a chance to solidify their place in the top four by beating Everton this weekend.