Rafa pins hopes on Utd’s tough fixtures

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has joined Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush in pointing out Manchester United’s difficult end to the season as hope that the Reds will lift their first league title since 1990 in four games time.

The Reds currently sit three points behind United, and Alex Ferguson’s men have a game in hand, but face a Manchester Derby and Arsenal within their remaining Premier League games.

Benitez says he and his players are confident and ready to secure maximum points from their final four games of the season, but know it would take a big slip-up from United to catch their arch rivals up.

He told press this morning, “We have to try and win every game, get three points and see what happens with United.

“They are in a better position than us, but we have to keep going and keep winning matches. They have some tough games and you never know in football, so we have to make sure we do our job.

“Hopefully they will make some mistakes. They have a difficult game this weekend against Middlesbrough, a team fighting to avoid relegation, and they also have to play Hull away as well as City and Arsenal at home.”

United face Middlesbrough away this Saturday lunch-time, with a Champions League semi-final second leg against Arsenal on Tuesday in mind, whilst Liverpool host Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.