Gary Neville predicts where Man United will finish after Arsenal loss

Gary Neville says a top-four finish in the Premier League is now a step too far for Manchester United

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville believes that Manchester United’s hopes of finishing in the top four this season are over.

The Red Devils slumped to a disappointing 2-0 loss to Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon as they were beaten by top-four chasing Arsenal.

That result left Manchester United in fifth place in the Premier League table but means that Arsenal can move above Jose Mourinho’s men if they win their game in hand.

And former Manchester United defender feels that their hopes of finishing in the top four this season are now over, leaving the Europa League as their last remaining hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville said: “It is going to be far too much from them now.

“I always felt that they would fall short, but with Liverpool dropping points in these last few weeks, and I think the big one for United was dropping points against Swansea, those are the ones that kill you really and Mourinho knows that.”

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

They head into the return leg of their semi-final clash against Celta Vigo on Thursday night on the back of their 1-0 win in Spain last week.

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