- Paul Merson believes tMan United do not stand a chance of sealing a UCL place at the end of the season
- Victory over Everton could momentarily catapult them into top four
- Currently, United sit on the sixth spot on the Premier League log with 64 points
Arsenal legend and Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson, has cast doubts about Manchester United sealing a top four finish at the end of the season.
The Red Devils currently sit sixth on the standings with 64 points ahead of their tricky fixture against Everton on Sunday, April 21, at Goodison Park.
Victory over the Toffees could momentarily send the Old Trafford dwellers into the top four even as the Premier League hits the homestretch.
Be that as it may, Merson believes United are "a million miles off at the moment" and will not finish among the top four teams.
"Manchester United are a million miles off. They need to win the game [against Everton on Sunday] or they are out of the Champions League, but I don’t think they will get it – they are well short at the moment," Merson told Sky Sports.
He further termed United's impressive run during new boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's, first months as "fortunate."
"Some of their results have been very fortunate. For me, the unbeaten run was covering over the cracks," he argued.
The Red Devils are currently not pursuing any trophy having been bundled out of the Champions League in the quarter finals stage by Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are scheduled to play Crystal Palace in their next Premier League fixture a win victory over the Eagles could see them leapfrog Tottenham Hotspurs to third.
They currently lie fourth on the log with 66 points, but with a superior goal difference over Chelsea who face Burnley on Monday, April 22.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Manchester United players and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were looking demoralized as they returned to training on Saturday as they prepare to forget Barcelona bashing.
A 3-0 humbling at the hands of Barcelona in midweek saw United knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, which meant they have now lost five of their past seven matches.
According to the Mirror, the Red Devils trained at their at Carrington training ground ahead of Everton tie on Sunday, April 21, with most squad members in attendance.
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