Ander Herrera has said finishing in the top four in the league is more important than winning the Europa League.
Manchester United face Saint-Etienne in the last-32 of the Europa League.
Manchester City edged United last season to fourth on the table, and even though Europa League winners automatically qualify for the UCL, Herrera wants to get in through the league.
“We are in good form, but we want to be in the top four as soon as possible,” said Herrera, speaking at the launch of the TAG Heuer Manchester United Watch Collection at Old Trafford.
“Of course we have to be in the top four, but we also have three titles to play for.
“We will not be 100 per cent happy if we are fourth, though, because we want to finish as high as possible, but minimum we have to be in the top four and then fight for the rest of the titles.
“The Europa League is another door to the Champions League, this is true, but we want to get it through the league. But of course, it is another door for us.”