Manchester United will need both Arsenal and Tottenham to slip up to get back into the race for the top four, according to Wes Brown.
Speaking after the Red Devils dropped two more points against Leicester City yesterday, the former defender claimed Ralf Rangnick’s side will need help if they are to secure Champions League qualification this season:
“We’re chasing Arsenal now with the games in hand that they have. They are more than enough in the driving seat and I just thought yesterday that we needed a bit more urgency in the game, get at them a little bit more but it wasn’t quite to be. Leicester were quite comfortable and they had a lot of chances so it was disappointing.”
“Now we’re looking on massive, massive favours everywhere. It could still happen but you’re looking at [needing] even Tottenham to mess up now. It’s disappointing because even though we’ve not played well this season we were still in with a chance for that fourth position.”
It’s not looking good for United at all. They have played one game more than Spurs and two more than the Gunners and, yet, they are trailing both teams in the table.
Rangnick’s men do face Arsenal at the Emirates later this month but, even then, they could be trailing by six points heading into that match.
When you consider that the Red Devils also have to play both Liverpool and Chelsea in their last eight fixtures, you have to say they are currently massive outsiders in the battle to finish fourth.