Manchester United legend Roy Keane says he is certain that his former club will finish in the top four this season.
The Red Devils currently occupy the last Champions League spot, after their 1-0 win against West Ham at the weekend and, when asked if they will still be there in May, Keane replied:
“Without a doubt.”
Keane went on to explain that the key reason why he thinks United will hold on to fourth is mainly due to the strength of their first-team squad, unlike other teams who are competing with them for Champions League qualification.
He does have a point. Arsenal have had games called off recently due to not having enough players. West Ham have just one recognised striker in Michail Antonio, while Tottenham have struggled for goals since Son Heung-min was sidelined with a muscular injury.
Even so, the battle for the top four is likely to go down to the wire with Ralf Rangnick’s side still to play the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea in the coming months.