Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Nunez: We can win promotion
United have picked up just four points from a possible 15 thus far and sit just 19th in the table, Simon Grayson’s side only one point off the drop zone heading into the international break.
But Nunez, who has already fired in five goals this term, feels the current standings are a harsh reflection of United’s performances and has few doubts that the Whites will soon climb the league.
The Honduran international had to watch 89 minutes from the bench on Saturday as United fell to a 2-1 defeat at Ipswich Town – dominating the first half and leading through Ross McCormack’s goal but then succumbing to second-half pressure after left-back Aidy White was controversially sent off.
It left a sour taste as United signed off for two weeks without club football but Nunez remains full of confidence that his side will soon be back competing at the top.
“I think we can definitely be up there,” said Nunez. “We’ve had a couple of unfortunate results which have us at the bottom end of the table. But I think in other circumstances, with a couple of things going our way, we could be in the top 10, if not the top six.
“It’s something that we can’t look into too deeply and we just have to remember that we have a great squad.
“We’ve shown it every game and we’ve been unfortunate in a couple.
“But we definitely have a great squad and we can definitely win promotion.”
United will return to action a week on Saturday when Crystal Palace are the visitors to Elland Road – followed by another home clash with Bristol City the weekend after