Paul Merson makes Manchester United top-four prediction after upturn in form
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 11
Erik ten Hag’s side have won four on the spin in the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)

Paul Merson has tipped Manchester United to miss out on a spot in the Premier League’s top four, despite their improved form.

The Red Devils started the season in dismal fashion, losing their opening two fixtures to Brighton and Brentford.

But Erik ten Hag’s side responded by putting together a run of four straight wins in the Premier League, including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal.

Ten Hag reinforced his squad with a number of big-money signings in the summer window, including Antony, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro.

But Merson believes United will fail to finish in the Champions League qualification places as they ‘have a lot of work to do’ regarding their squad.

The Arsenal legend has instead backed Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal to make up the top four, in no particular order.

‘It’s still early doors, but I think the Premier League top-four this season will be Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in whatever order,’ Merson told .

Paul Merson has predicted the Premier League top four (Picture: Sky Sports)

‘Chelsea will obviously have a thing or two to say, but we’ll have to wait and see how Potter performs at Stamford Bridge.

‘As for Manchester United, I don’t think they’ll make it because they still have a lot of work to do in terms of their squad.

‘They’ve won four league games in a row, including victories against Liverpool and Arsenal, but I’m yet to be convinced by them.

‘Arsenal are good and I believe they are in there for the long run, while I’m still backing Liverpool to turn it around in the coming weeks to secure a UEFA Champions League spot.’

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