The Red Devils lost 2 points against bottom-placed Burnley in their last Premier League meeting. As a result, they’re now on 6th trailing behind Arsenal and West Ham who replaced United on 4th. However, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that his team will make it into top 4 but he also said he’s not overly confident about that.
Manchester United have been struggling recently and their title hope is only Champions League, as they lost FA Cup. Manchester City are on a horse when it comes to the Premier League table and are refusing to drop points. So, how much is the chance of Manchester United finishing in the top 4?
Rio Ferdinand Opens Up On Manchester United Finishing In Top 4
After the game against Burnely, Rio Ferdinand was in the BT Sport Studio. Where he put his points about the current scenario in the league. He explained that no team is consistent who can go 10 games unbeaten right now. He also said that there’s a hope for United to finish in top 4.
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Ferdinand said,“I think Man United will get there. They’ll get the goals to win the right amount of games to keep them in the top four…but I can’t be overly confident about that.”
United failed to secure those three important points against Burnley as they finished level after 90 minutes. Now, they’re on 6th, behind Arsenal and West Ham. Arsenal secured a tight win against the Wolves and are now leveled with Manchester United with 39 points. Arsenal have also played 22 games and have one extra game in hand when compared to Manchester United.
On the other hand, West Ham are now on 4th 40 points. However, they have played 24 games, which gives Man United and Arsenal a fighting stance.
Top 3 teams are Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester, who find themselves stable at their positions.
Manchester United’s Problem This Season
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United have conceded 31 goals this season, which is the worst among Premier League top 9 teams. On top of that, they have failed to score from set-pieces, especially from corners. Despite having great players with heading abilities like Ronaldo, Pogba, and Maguire, the team has failed to score a single goal from the corner this season.
Apart from all this, the team has been inconsistent throughout the season. Adding to that, the red devils have also failed to score more than one goal on numerous occasions.
This might come as another trophyless season for the club. It will be interesting to see how the club performs in the Champions League.