Louis van Gaal says that it is still possible for Manchester United to win the league, but admits that such an eventuality would not be “logical”.
United sit eight points behind leaders Chelsea – who have a game in hand – ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge, where they could further cut the deficit this Saturday.
Van Gaal does not expect to win the trophy in his first season at Old Trafford, but has vowed to push the Blues all the way in their final seven matches of the campaign.
“It is not logical [to win the league], but is possible,” said the United boss. “It is more whens and ifs, and I don’t believe in whens and ifs, I believe in facts.
“We are behind Chelsea but we have to play them, Arsenal do also, so we can lay pressure on Chelsea’s shoulders, then you never know.
“We have seen in previous Premier League seasons [it has been done], so it is always possible, but it is not logical. I think that Chelsea will be satisfied with a draw.”
United head into the clash with the Blues with a defensive injury crisis, but will be confident of picking up a result, having won six consecutive Premier League fixtures.