Merson explains why Man Utd won’t finish in top four

Date published: Thursday 29th August 2019 10:50

Paul Merson Arsenal Chelsea

Paul Merson has explained why Manchester United will not finish in the Premier League’s top four positions this campaign.

The Red Devils have had a mixed start to the season, hammering Chelsea 4-0 in their opening fixture before drawing at Wolves and losing at home to Crystal Palace over the weekend.

And it’s that loss at Old Trafford to Roy Hodgson’s men that Merson has picked out as the main example of why United won’t get into the top four this term.

“Manchester United’s opening-day win over Chelsea papered over the cracks,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“The second game at Wolves they were good in the first half. And then, on Saturday, they were Manchester United.

“You cannot lose at home to Crystal Palace. I’ve said all along that they won’t finish in the top four and I haven’t seen anything to suggest otherwise in the first three games of the season.”


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