Paul Merson boldly predicts where Man United would finish under Jose Mourinho

Paul Merson predicts where Man United would finish next season if Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved to Old Trafford in the summer

Paul Merson has claimed that Manchester United would finish outside the top four next season if Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved to Old Trafford this summer.

The Red Devils are currently in sixth place but only a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City after Marcus Rashford scored the only goal in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over the derby rivals at the Etihad Stadium.

Louis van Gaal is contending with relentless speculation surrounding his future at United after a below-par season which has seen the Red Devils make premature exits in the Champions League and the Europa League.

Former Chelsea manager Mourinho is the favourite to take over the reins at Old Trafford in the summer, while Ibrahimovic has been touted as a potential United signing with current Paris Saint-Germain contract set to expire at the end of the season.

When asked where United would finish next season if the Red Devils secured the double signing of Mourinho and Ibrahimovic, Merson told Sky Sports’s Fantasy Football Club podcast: “Fifth.”

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United will host Everton in their next Premier League game on Saturday 2 April.

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