Redknapp decrees where Man Utd and Chelsea will finish in top four race

Date published: Sunday 5th July 2020 8:26


Jamie Redknapp has given his verdict on which of Man Utd, Chelsea, Leicester or Wolves will finish the season in the top four.

With the Premier League title decided, much of the intrigue in the remainder of the season now centres on who will secure Champions League qualification.

Leicester have been entrenched inside the top four for the vast majority of the season, but a shaky run of form has cast doubt on their ability to stay there.

In contrast, Chelsea and Man Utd have put together terrific runs of form, and Redknapp believes the two traditional powerhouses will ultimately persevere.

“Chelsea’s fixtures certainly look winnable,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “They’ve got two tricky fixtures – Liverpool away and then Wolves at home could be a big one as well.

“Manchester United have got dream fixtures up to Leicester City away. Leicester’s fixtures are difficult.

“If you could have anyone’s fixtures there you’d probably choose Manchester United’s right now.

“I think Manchester United [are in pole position], looking at those fixtures and with the form they’re in.

“You look at Mason Greenwood and the impact Bruno Fernandes has made at that club, it’s been phenomenal.

“I think it will be Manchester United, Chelsea and then Leicester.”


Scholes on where Man Utd must strengthen

Meanwhile, Man Utd legend Paul Scholes has picked out two areas Utd must strengthen if they are to challenge Liverpool and Man City next year.

The Red Devils took their unbeaten run in all competitions to 16 on Saturday when they thumped Bournemouth 5-2.

The impact of January signing Bruno Fernandes and the emergence of youngster Mason Greenwood has seen United close the gap on third-placed Leicester to just three points.

“There is a big gap to close, there’s no doubt about that,” Scholes explained to BBC Radio Five Live on the gap to champions Liverpool.

“The points difference is ridiculous and the quality of Man City obviously is there for everyone to see.

“I really don’t think they are a million miles away. I know we spoke about four or five players but I think it’s two or three now.”

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