Graeme Souness predicts where Man United will finish this term

Graeme Souness is tipping Manchester United to miss out on a top-four finish this season

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Former Liverpool star Graeme Souness Photo: Sky Sport

Graeme Souness believes that Manchester United are likely to miss out on a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils currently have it all to do in the race for Champions League qualification and headed into this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures in sixth place in the table.

Jose Mourinho has been tasked with steering Manchester United back into the Champions League after the disappointment of their fifth-placed finish under Louis van Gaal last season.

However, their best shot of securing that target may now come in the form of winning the Europa League this season, with the Red Devils set to take on Anderlecht in the quarter-finals later this month.

And former Liverpool star Souness feels that Manchester United are likely to miss out on a top-four finish this season.

Souness is quoted as saying by Metro: “They have a long way to go and I can see them missing out on the top four now. They have just had too many draws at home and don’t seem to have that killer instinct to finish teams off.

“It will be a blow if Man United do not get into the top four, but I can see them winning the Europa League and getting in to the Champions League that way.

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“They are one of the world’s genuinely big clubs, maybe just behind Real Madrid and Barcelona and on a par with Bayern Munich and I think they have to be in the Champions League if they want to join the big boys again, so the quicker they get there.”

Manchester United are currently gearing up for their Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon.

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