Rio Ferdinand backs Man United to finish in Premier League top four

Rio Ferdinand backs Man United to finish in Premier League top four

- Rio Ferdinand believes former club Man United will finish in a Champions League spot

- Man United are just three points off a top four place ahead of the Premier League return

- United will kick-off their campaign restart with an away trip to Tottenham Hotspur

- The side, alongside four others are firmly in the race to seal a Champions League place

Rio Ferdinand has backed the Man United to seal a top four place at the end of the Premier League season.

United are currently in fifth place with 45 points, just three behind fourth placed Chelsea before the campaign was suspended back in March due to COVID-19.

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However, with action set to resume in just days, up to three other clubs are in contention for a place in the top four.

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There are just four points separating United in fifth and Tottenham in eighth ahead of the league resumption on Wednesday, June 17.

Wolves, Sheffield United and Arsenal are the other teams angling for a berth in Europe's elite club competition.

But even with the stiff competition, Ferdinand believes United stand a pole position of finishing among the top four teams and subsequently qualify for Champions League.

The former England international noted Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes could play an integral role in the Red Devils' push to seal a place in the Champions League.

"I reckon they should make the top four­ — with that squad they ought to. Paul Pogba is fit again, as is Marcus Rashford, there is talk Pogba is looking really good in training. He and Bruno Fernandes can form a productive midfield partnership," Rio told SunSport.

"Don’t forget United were on a good streak when the season was halted — and had just beaten Manchester City not long after winning at Chelsea. They haven’t lost in about 10 games and signs of Ole’s good management are coming to fruition now," he added.

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Rio Ferdinand backs Man United to finish in Premier League top four
Rio Ferdinand believes Man United will finish in Premier League top 4 and will return to Champions League. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Manchester club will kick off their season restart with a mouthwatering clash against Spurs on Friday, June 19.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Lionel Messi has continued to write his name in the history books of Barcelona and La Liga as he became the first player to score 20 goals in 12 straight seasons.

The Argentine attacker scored Barca's fourth goal in their 4-0 victory over Mallorca to take his tally to 20 for the season.

Messi is currently La Liga's all-time topscorer and now the only player in the Spanish topflight division to have scored 20 goals in a dozen season.

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