Hargreaves: Manchester United won’t finish top four

Next Story

Forlan: Ronaldo missing qualities that Messi has

Former midfielder believes Jose Mourinho needs to tweak his starting XI in order to push the Red Devils into contention for Champions League spot.

Hargreaves: Manchester United won't finish top four

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves sees the Red Devils missing out on a top-four finish this season unless they tinker with their starting XI.

Jose Mourinho’s men endured another frustrating afternoon on Saturday as they fired in a record number of shots against Burnley, but finished the game with a share of the spoils in a 0-0 draw.

United have now gone four games without a Premier League win to sit eighth in the top-flight standings – eight points adrift of the leaders, and seven behind Chelsea in fourth.

READ Archive:   UCL: Monaco beat Tottenham in Group E opener at Wembley Stadium

Hargreaves fears his former employers are in danger of being left behind in the battle to secure Champions League qualification unless they address some serious issues.

He believes the quality is there at Old Trafford to challenge towards the top of the table, but feels the likes of Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan need to be utilised better in order for potential to be unlocked.

 

“I think the back four is very strong, they have the best goalkeeper in the country,” Haregreaves told BT Sport.

“I think you play Carrick, I think you play [Ander] Herrera to the right, [Paul] Pogba to the left, [Marcus] Rashford off the left and Mkhitaryan off the right.

READ Archive:   Coutinho names three Barcelona players better than Ronaldo

“And I think as a team, I genuinely believe it’s as good a team as any in the Premier League.

“But right now, that team as it is, I don’t think they can finish in the top four.”

One thought on “Hargreaves: Manchester United won’t finish top four

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *