Rafa - We must win at United

23 February 2009 07:46
Rafa Benitez has conceded that Liverpool must win at Manchester United to have a chance of claiming the Premier League title.[LNB] The Reds' title challenge suffered another setback on Sunday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester City at Anfield.[LNB]They are now seven points adrift of Sir Alex Ferguson's champions, but they still have to play at Old Trafford.[LNB]And Benitez admits that nothing less than victory against their biggest rivals will do, otherwise their dreams of a first title since 1990 will be gone.[LNB]"I think we will have to beat Manchester United now," said Benitez, whose side are due at United on March 14th - a match you can see live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1.[LNB]"Clearly it is more difficult now. It is a bad result. [LNB]"We have to beat Middlesbrough and Sunderland and start thinking about if we can win at Old Trafford. [LNB]"You never know what can happen but clearly they can win games and win games without playing well. [LNB]"I have confidence that we can beat Middlesbrough and Sunderland and then it will be a different situation. There are still 12 games to go, you can't say anything is finished."[LNB]After the City draw, United old boy Mark Hughes summed up the situation, saying: "Manchester United will have to slip up now, and they do not do that very often.[LNB]"There are still a lot of games to go, but it is very much in their hands and they will have to lose three games now. You cannot see them doing that."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports