Rio Ferdinand predicts where Man United will finish this season
Rio Ferdinand still believes that Manchester United can finish in the Premier League's top four this season
Rio Ferdinand believes that Manchester United are still more than capable of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
The Red Devils have made a stuttering start to life under new manager Jose Mourinho this term and have struggled to find consistent form in the Premier League.
Indeed, United 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 campaign.
Manchester United are preparing to host top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as they look to return to winning ways in the top flight.
The Red Devils are looking to break back into the Champions League spots this season after their fifth placed finish last term.
But despite United’s struggles in the Premier League this season, Ferdinand still believes that the Red Devils have a chance of Champions League qualification.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, Ferdinand said: “In many other seasons gone by, I would have said I don’t think that’s possible and they wouldn’t be able to catch teams from nine points behind at Christmas, but I don’t think that other teams are that much more consistent that they are going to be streets and streets ahead. Lots of teams are going to drop points.
“I see Manchester City dropping points – they are not as consistent as everyone would expect. Liverpool lost to Bournemouth at the weekend – not what everyone expects. Tottenham have come out of a bit of a slump, in terms of not winning games and drawing too many, and are doing alright now, but I don’t see everyone being consistent.
“Chelsea seem to be the most consistent team at the moment, but we’ll have to wait and see. Arsenal over the years have dropped points in the league at times, when you think they should be going on a run.
“I just don’t see too many teams running away from Manchester United. I still think Manchester United can get their paws on the other teams.”