Stan Collymore predicts where Man United will finish: This is how top four will look
Stan Collymore is tipping Manchester United to finish fourth in the Premier League table this season
Stan Collymore is backing Manchester United to finish fourth in the Premier League this season.
The Red Devils have been in much improved form in recent weeks after a shaky start to life under new boss Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach watched his side continue their march towards securing a top-four finish on Sunday when they were 3-1 winners over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
That result left Mourinho’s men in fifth place in the table as they bid to catch Liverpool in fourth before the season is out.
And former Liverpool man feels that the top three will stay as it is (Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City), and is tipping Manchester United to claim the final Champions League spot.
Writing in his column for Boylesports, Collymore said: “I’ve a feeling the top three as stands are locked in now, too much attacking ability (watch this space regarding Harry Kane’s absence though, Spurs wilted after two weeks or more last time without him) meaning we have the mother of all battles potentially between Liverpool, United, Arsenal and Everton.
“Right now I’d still call United because of their ability to keep clean sheets, which as we know in the final stretch is the most important thing when games get tight and nervous.
“But what a helluva race in prospect. One thing is for sure, looks like one of Arsene, Jose, Klopp or Pep may miss out, showing whatever your CV, this league will test you to the hilt, and I love it!”
Mourinho has been tasked with steering Manchester United back into the top four after their fifth placed finish under Louis van Gaal last season.