Pat Nevin delivers blunt assessment of Man United’s season

Pat Nevin believes Manchester United are where they belong in the Premier League table

Pat Nevin says Manchester United don’t belong in the Premier League’s top three.

The Red Devils twice squandered a lead to draw 3-3 with Newcastle United at St James’s Park in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

They’re kind of where they ought to be. They’re a decent mid-to-top table team

Pat Nevin

Louis van Gaal’s side are in sixth place in the Premier League table and trail Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in the race for a fourth-place finish this season.

Former Chelsea and Everton midfielder Nevin reckons United’s position is worthy of the quality in their squad, adding that the Red Devils can’t compete with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City.

“Is that team any more than a top four or five team? I think he is where he should be,” Nevin told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.

“Leicester are weird because they’ve had an amazing season. Should United be ahead of Arsenal? No. City? No. Ahead of Tottenham? Maybe a question mark, it’s close.

“They’re kind of where they ought to be. They’re a decent mid to top team.”

Van Gaal’s struggling side make the trip to bitter rivals Liverpool in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

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The Dutchman replaced Scot David Moyes at Old Trafford in May 2013 after the former Everton boss failed to guide United into the top four.

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