Manchester United legend Gary Pallister says his old club can still clinch a top four finish.

Pallister is hanging his hopes on United's deal for Juan Mata.

"Mata is a great signing," said Pallister.

"He will have a terrific career at Manchester United.

"I am sure once he gets used to the new players and they get used to him, they will create a lot more chance than they have done previously.

"It hasn't gone to plan so far but there are still enough games left to make it a good season.

"We have every chance of getting a top four slot and a good game coming up against Olympiakos in a few weeks with a great chance of getting through to the following rounds of the Champions League.

"Then in the summer I think he will buy more players.

"Manchester United will be back. I am certain of that, vying at the top of the league and looking for trophies."