Michael Owen predicts where Man United will finish

Michael Owen has his say on Man United's start to the new season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen says Manchester United can still finish in the top four this season but has warned that things are “not going well” for the Red Devils so far this season.

The Red Devils have made something of a mixed start to the new campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Manchester United having only won one of their opening four games.

Manchester United claimed a resounding 4-0 win over Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of the season, but they have since stuttered to two draws and one defeat.

That run of results has left Solskjaer’s men with just five points from their first four games heading into this weekend’s clash against Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United striker feels that the Red Devils are still capable of finishing in the top four this term but he admits that things have not started particularly well so far.

Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Express, Owen said: “It’s strange because a lot of people were saying ‘can United finish top four?’ at the start of the year.

“And now after an average start everyone’s saying ‘can it be top six?’.

“Of course they can, of course they can, they can still finish top four if they have a good time.

“But there’s plenty of other good teams now in the Premier League and plenty of teams trying to catch those top six positions, so it does remain to be seen.

“On current form, on current results, it’s not going well.

“But they’re certainly going to win more games than they lose so you’d have to think that the top six is very realistic.”

He added: “I don’t necessarily think the players are all that bad, I think when you look at other teams, look at Liverpool for example, are Manchester United players far inferior to Liverpool’s? I don’t necessarily think so.

“But do Liverpool’s players play with a greater understanding, a great cohesion, a lot of confidence? Then, yes.”

Manchester United are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after they finished sixth and without a trophy last season.

The Red Devils opted to appoint Solskjaer as their new manager back in March after he was brought in on a temporary basis to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked last December.

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