Jamie Carragher: This is Man United’s target for the season

Jamie Carragher says Manchester United must forget the title and focus on sealing a top-four finish this season

Jamie Carragher believes that Manchester United’s target for the season has switched from winning the title to securing a top-four finish.

The Red Devils’ stuttering form in the Premier League continued on Sunday when they were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at Goodison Park.

United have struggled to string together consistent performances in the Premier League this season following Jose Mourinho’s appointment a the club’s new manager back in May.

Indeed, the Red Devils have only won two of their last 10 Premier League games to leave them a staggering 13 points behind leaders Chelsea after 14 matches of the new season.

And former Liverpool star Carragher feels that the Red Devils will now have to reevaluate their targets for the season after falling so far behind in the title race.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Sunday’s draw, Carragher said: “United’s target now has gone from being the title, what it was at the start of the season, [to a top-four finish].

“It’s another two points dropped for Jose and you think about who they’ve got next week [Tottenham], it feels like a really big game for Manchester United in terms of the top four.

“I know there’s a long way to go, but if you lose to Spurs at home that gap becomes bigger. It feels like a big game for United next week.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season under Louis van Gaal.

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