Ian Wright issues warning to Jose Mourinho over Man United in top-four race
The Arsenal legend pours cold water on talk of Manchester United finishing in the Premier League's top four
Ian Wright believes Manchester United will struggle to break into the Premier League’s top four this season.
The Red Devils appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager in May after Louis van Gaal paid the price for a disappointing 2015-16 season.
United finished in fifth place in the Premier League table and outside the Champions League qualification places under the former Netherlands boss.
Mourinho made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford after successive victories over Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull City.
However, the 20-time English champions collected four points from a possible 12 in their next four Premier League games before their goalless draw at Liverpool on Monday night.
United have already lost to derby rivals Manchester City and Walter Mazzarri’s Watford outfit at Vicarage Road.
“Manchester United have to do a lot more to crash into top four,” Wright told BT Sport.
The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down at Old Trafford in 2013 following his 13th top-flight crown.
Mourinho signed four players in the summer transfer window as the United boss landed Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba.