Danny Mills makes prediction about Liverpool, Man United top-four prospects

Danny Mills doesn't believe Manchester United will be in the battle for a top-four finish

Danny Mills has omitted Manchester United from his lost of contenders to secure to final Champions League spot.

The former Manchester City defender has backed Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur to occupy one of the Premier League’s top three places at the end of the season.

West Ham, Leicester, Liverpool and Leicester all have the potential to grab that final place but inconsistency makes it almost impossible to tell

Danny Mills

However, the retired England international believes Leicester City, Liverpool and West Ham United will do battle for fourth place, leaving United out of the equation.

Mills wrote on Sportslobster: “Man City are still favourites for the Premier League title. Their 25-man squad is exceptional and they really ought to do the business with that amount of strength in depth. Aguero has started scoring and looks fit again. It’s still theirs to lose.

“Arsenal and Tottenham will also secure Champions League spots but I’m undecided about who will be joining them. West Ham, Leicester, Liverpool and Leicester all have the potential to grab that final place but inconsistency makes it almost impossible to tell.”

Leicester are currently two points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal ahead of their clash against third-placed Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.

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And Mills, who played for Norwich City, Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough, Leeds United, City, Hull and Derby County during his player career, warned Claudio Ranieri that making too many January signings could upset the balance at the King Power Stadium.

“Leicester have done well to add Demarai Gray to their squad and it’s important they don’t sign too many players as Ranieri would run the risk of upsetting the apple cart,” Mills added.

“There are certainly managers out there who would have no problem with bidding for Mahrez or Vardy knowing full well that they’re unlikely to complete the transfer but with a view to disrupting the player and therefore potentially the Leicester squad.”

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Leicester are seven points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United ahead of Wednesday’s game at The Lane.

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