Harry Redknapp: Why Man United are only top-six club

Harry Redknapp says Manchester United are an average team with average players

Harry Redknapp says Manchester United are nothing more than a top-six Premier League club.

The Red Devils are currently in fifth place in the table but five points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

They are top six material but that’s about it

Harry Redknapp

The 20-time English champions have failed to win four of their last six Premier League games as Louis van Gaal comes under increasing pressure.

Former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager Redknapp believes United are an average team and missing out on a place in next season’s Champions League is looking like a real possibility for the Red Devils.

Redknapp told Daily Telegraph: “Manchester United is a club devoid of excitement and Louis van Gaal’s ego has come crashing back down to earth with an almighty bump.

“United are an average team with average players and the nightmare scenario of missing out on the top four is now looking a genuine possibility.”

Redknapp continued: “Nobody was really that surprised when Southampton went there and won, which tells you everything about the current United squad.

“They are top six material but that’s about it. They’ve got nobody special, no exciting individuals and nobody that can change the game, like a Ryan Giggs, or control the game like Paul Scholes used to do every week.”

United make the trip to Derby County for the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

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The Red Devils host Mark Hughes’s Stoke City side at Old Trafford in their next Premier League game followed by a trip to defending Premier League champion Chelsea on Sunday 7 February.

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