Pundit delivers huge Man Utd warning as he predicts top four

Joe Williams
Man Utd players react

Former England and Leeds goalkeeper Paul Robinson thinks Man Utd should be “looking at a top six finish” this season as he makes his top four predictions.

The Red Devils are currently ninth in the Premier League this term, five points behind leaders Tottenham with a game in hand on all the teams above them.

Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea are currently the top three teams in the league, while Manchester City have struggled to only four wins in nine matches so far.

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And Robinson’s predictions make grim reading for the likes of Man Utd and Arsenal.

Speaking to Ladbrokes (via The Metro) Robinson said: “Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea are your top four, I think, in any order.

“I can’t see Manchester United, Everton, Arsenal or any of those other clubs finishing in the Champions League places.

“You look on paper and their team isn’t anywhere near the level of those four. I don’t put Man United anywhere near that bracket.

“They’ll be looking at a top six finish this year. It’s strange when you think that we’re talking here about Man United.

“The biggest supported club in the world and one of the biggest clubs in the world, and the best that they can hope for this year is a fifth-place finish with a trophy.

“I think realistically that’s the best they can achieve this year with the players they’ve got and the way they’re performing. There are at least four other clubs that will finish above them in the league this year.”