Alan Shearer has admitted that he doesn’t envisage seeing Manchester United finish within the Premier League’s top four this season.
The Red Devils slumped to their seventh Premier League defeat of the season on Sunday afternoon once they were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool FC at Anfield because of goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have struggled to supply consistent form all season but the Red Devils are still in contention for a top-four finish, with Manchester United currently fifth and five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC with 15 games left to play.
Manchester United are going to be hoping to seek out some consistent form within the closing months of the campaign but they’re going to need to do so without the likes of the Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba, who are both currently sidelined with injuries.
Now, England legend Shearer has admitted that he doesn’t think that Manchester United have enough to interrupt back to the highest four before the season is out.
Writing in his column for The Sun, Shearer said: “Manchester United are nowhere near the quality of Liverpool – and that i don’t see them stepping into the highest four this season
“Even if Marcus Rashford had been fit Sunday’s clash at Anfield, they wouldn’t have beaten Jurgen Klopp’s runaway leaders.
“Rashford may need made it a touch harder for Liverpool but let’s be honest, if Liverpool had been having one among their clinical days they might are five up in an hour.
“They should are out of sight because they missed that a lot of chances.
“United are lacking quality to urge into a Champions League place unless they create some moves within the January transfer window.”
Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Wednesday night once they host Burnley at Old Trafford ahead of their home fans.
They will visit Manchester City next Wednesday night for the return leg of their League Cup semi-final clash, after losing the opening game 3-1.
Source : thesportreview.com