Arsenal legend: Man United can’t be ruled out of top-four race

Ian Wright examines Manchester United's prospects in the title race

Manchester United can’t be ruled out of the top-four race, according to Ian Wright.

The Red Devils have made a disappointing start to life under Jose Mourinho after the former Chelsea boss was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May.

The 20-time English champions have managed to win two of their last 11 Premier League games to leave Manchester United a staggering 13 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Mourinho’s side are in danger of failing to qualify for the Champions League for the second successive season, with fourth-placed Manchester City already nine points ahead of their derby rivals.

Manchester United are facing a vital Premier League clash against top-four contenders Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

However, former Arsenal striker Wright was loathe to rule the Red Devils out of contention for a top-four finish despite their sluggish start to the campaign.

“You’ve got to go on a run. You can’t say the top four is gone [for United]. Look at Bournemouth v Liverpool – anyone can beat anyone,” Wright told BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 show.

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Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson lifted his 13th top-flight crown.

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