Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has stated the club must qualify for the UCL, which is the minimum requirement for a team like United.
The Old Trafford club are fifth on the log, and just one point behind City.
United, though, face a difficult trip to title hopefuls Tottenham on Sunday, with a result crucial to both teams.
And as United prepare to travel to London, Italy international Darmian believes his team-mates have a big chance of securing Champions League football next season.
“It’s normal that when you play for Manchester United there is a lot of pressure, but we know that and we try to do our best,” Darmian told Sky Sports .
“I think Manchester United is the biggest club in the world so there is a lot of pressure. They expect that we win all the games.
“Now we want to be in the top four at the end of the season. We have a big chance to win the FA Cup, so we want to improve and work, and if possible win a trophy.
“Yes of course [top four is minimum requirement]. We want to be in the top four at the end of the season and the club works for this.
“If we work hard we have a big chance. We won the last two games so we want to continue on this way.”