Top-four finish will be difficult for Man United, warns Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger warns Manchester United that they face a difficult task in securing a top-four finish this season

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsene Wenger has warned Manchester United that they face a difficult task in securing a top-four finish this season.

The Red Devils fell further behind in the race for Champions League qualification after they played out a goalless draw against Wenger’s Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

It is mathematically not impossible but it will be difficult for them

Arsene Wenger

David Moyes’ side are seventh in the table and 11 points behind fourth-placed Liverpool with 12 games left to play this season.

And Wenger acknowledged that the defending champions face an uphill battle in trying to break back into the top four.

Asked about United’s top-four hopes, Wenger replied: “It is mathematically not impossible but it will be difficult for them because Tottenham won, Liverpool won – it is very tight. I don’t know more than you.”

Despite United’s position in the table, Red Devils boss Moyes insisted that his side are still capable of sealing a Champions League spot.

“If there is one club who have been great at winning games in the second half of the season, and putting pressure on the teams above, it is Manchester United,” said Moyes.

“We will continue to do that and try to make it work. We can only do our job the best we can.

“We want to make it better and we can’t bother about other teams. All we can do is try to win our next game.”

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