‘They have a massive problem’: Jamie Carragher predicts where Man United will finish
Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher says Man United could struggle to finish in the Premier League's top six
Jamie Carragher has warned Manchester United that they could miss out on a top-six finish in the Premier League this season.
The Red Devils are 14th place in the Premier League table after nine games following two victories so far this term.
Manchester United have already lost significant ground on the top four to cast doubt on their prospects of securing Champions League football next term.
The 20-time English champions could struggle to finish in the top six given the impressive form of Leicester City and Crystal Palace.
Indeed, the Foxes were 9-0 winners against Southampton on Friday night to hoist themselves into second place in the table for 12 hours.
Manchester United have only managed to score 10 times in the Premier League this season to raise questions about their attacking prowess.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher believes Manchester United could even struggle to secure a top-six finish this season.
“I don’t think they’ll get top four,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“When we’re talking about Leicester getting top six and we’re not quite sure who will miss out, certainly Man United will be one of the big candidates of the top six to miss out, with Leicester going strong.
“I think it was promising last week for Manchester United, I think first-half they were excellent. But you can’t play like that against the majority of teams they come up against.
“Actually seeing Manchester United in the next couple of games against Norwich and Bournemouth, they’re tests for Manchester United – are they good enough to go and open those teams up?’
“They have a massive problem, they can’t score more than one goal in a game.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term after the Norwegian head coach replaced Jose Mourinho 10 months ago.
Manchester United signed Swansea City winger Daniel James, Leicester City defender Harry Maguire and Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer.
The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Solskjaer’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.