Arsenal legend predicts where Man United will finish this season
Alan Smith has his say on where Manchester United are likely to finish in the Premier League this season
Alan Smith does not believe that Manchester United will finish in the top four in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese coach was brought in at Old Trafford over the summer to help restore the Red Devils to the top of English football after they finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season.
However, it has been a stuttering start for Mourinho’s United side in the Premier League this season.
The Red Devils have only won two of their last 10 Premier League games to leave them well off the pace in the race for the Premier League title.
Mourinho is currently preparing his United side for their Premier League trip to Everton on Sunday afternoon as they look to get back to winning ways in the top flight.
However, Smith feels that the Red Devils have a serious fight on their hands if they want to break back into the top four this term.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Smith said: “They’ve spent a lot of money, there’s no doubting that.
“They will struggle to finish in the top four, and in fact I don’t think they will.
“Jose Mourinho is still searching for the right formula, and it is a struggle. I think it’ll be a testing season.”