Chris Sutton has tipped Man Utd to finish in the top four under Ralf Rangnick, while he has made his prediction for the Premier League title.
It’s extremely tight at the top of the Premier League with two points separating Liverpool in third and leaders Chelsea at the summit.
Sutton started off the season tipping Man City for the title but their failed pursuit of Harry Kane has now swayed him towards Chelsea.
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Sutton wrote in the Daily Mail: “At the start of the season, I tipped Manchester City to win the Premier League, but that came with an asterisk.
“It was provided they completed the signing of Harry Kane which, at the time, looked likely.
“Now that a third of the season has passed, I’m leaning towards Chelsea, who did sign Romelu Lukaku. But let’s be honest, any one of Chelsea, City and Liverpool could win it.
“Those three are on another level to everyone else and I’d be surprised if any of these horses fell out of the race. For the neutral, the prospect of them making this a scrap to the bitter end is exciting.
“Even without a striker, City are capable of being crowned champions. Their performance at Chelsea in September was one of complete control.
“But I sense that this will end up being a special season for Thomas Tuchel and that it will be dark blue ribbons getting tied to that trophy in May.”
Meanwhile, the Red Devils sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nine days ago, leaving Michael Carrick in charge for tricky trips to Villarreal and Chelsea.
Carrick grabbed a win in Spain and a draw at Stamford Bridge before Man Utd announced Rangnick would be taking over as interim manager until the end of the season.
And Sutton expects them to finish fourth under the German, Sutton added: “We’ve got the three-horse race and bringing up the rear, although they look like a donkey right now, I’m saying Manchester United will finish fourth.
“The fact that Arsenal don’t have Europe this season is a massive advantage for them. Mikel Arteta and his players have got no excuses – no Thursday night games in Baku to hide behind.
“They’re even on the verge of having Arsene Wenger back at the club, and he knows a thing or two about finishing fourth.
“But Ralf Rangnick is a super-manager, a visionary of the game, the godfather of gegenpressing, and I believe United are capable of sneaking into the Champions League places at the expense of fellow European hopefuls Arsenal and West Ham.”