Man United will still finish in top four, insists Jamie Redknapp

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp still expects Manchester United to finish in fourth place despite a tough start

David Moyes
Man United manager David Moyes

Jamie Redknapp has tipped Manchester United to finish in fourth place despite a tough start to the season.

The Red Devils, who won last year’s crown by a 12-point margin, are currently seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City after a shock 1-0 loss to Newcastle United on Saturday.

I expect Man United to finish fourth, but it is by no means guaranteed

Jamie Redknapp

Big-money summer signing Marouane Fellaini has struggled to adapt at Old Trafford, and Redknapp feels David Moyes must buy well in the transfer market if his reign it to be a success.

“We can’t keep saying the same thing but Manchester United must sort out their midfield. Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones are not a top United midfield axis,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.

“The best players want Champions League football. I expect United to finish fourth, but it is by no means guaranteed. And the board will need convincing to back David Moyes because his one major buy, Marouane Fellaini, has not settled well.

“He will need to improve his success rate, although he bought well at Everton. He is shopping at Harrods now, however, not the local supermarket.

“Interesting — isn’t it? — that Sir Alex Ferguson appeared to have lost Wayne Rooney but had Robin van Persie in sensational form — and now it seems to have reversed.

“Strikers are a funny type. They crave to be No 1 and need the oxygen of the spotlight. Moyes needs to find a way to get both forwards firing.”

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