Manchester United could move within just two points of the top four if they beat Hull tonight.
The two sides faced off in the EFL Cup semi-final where Jose Mourinho's side progressed despite Hull winning 2-1 in the second leg last week.
United are currently 15 points behind Chelsea and Herrera concedes the gap is too big for Mourinho's team to mount a title challenge.
Ander Herrera has set Man United the aim of finishing second
Manchester United face Hull tonight and could move within two points of the top four
But the diminutive midfielder has set United the target of finishing second in the table and insists nothing but a win against Hull tonight will be good enough.
"It’s Hull at this moment and we have an obligation to win if we want to be in the top four," Herrera told United Review.
"It’s going to be tough. It always is. Every Premier League game is tough. But we’re at home, we feel strong and good in front of our own fans and we want to win. I’ll say it again, no excuses – we want to be in the top four as soon as possible.
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"At the moment, Chelsea are many points ahead and, to be honest, we have to think about second place right now. I’m not saying we have to think about second place for the rest of the season, just right now.
"We’re six points behind second spot and, in the Premier League, anything can happen in two weeks. Any team could be second, third or sixth.
“We must win against Hull and not think about the rest or the next game. We just need to win and try to get into the top four as soon as possible, but we should have our minds focused on the fact that we can be in second place soon."