The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League, eight points behind the top four bracket. But with Mourinho out and Solskjær in, can they still finish in the top four?
Manchester United are not back to their scintillating best immediately after their 5-1 victory against Cardiff City. There are things which still need to be sorted out and there will be opponents much more difficult than the 17th placed Cardiff City. But it is a great start for Ole Gunnar Solskjær none the less. And United fans can finally be optimistic about the top four finish, something which would have been crazy to think about under Jose Mourinho.
Here are five reasons why Manchester United can finish in the top four this season:
5. Chelsea and Arsenal’s woes:
Despite Chelsea’s ‘Sarriball’ and Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten streak, the Londoners are yet to play their best football. Both clubs have struggled time and again this season but their struggles have been overshadowed due to Manchester United’s poor form.
But it looks like the things are really starting to happen for United. After starting the season with the 12-game unbeaten streak, Chelsea have lost three games in the last one month. As it looks like Premier League rivals seemed to have found the solution for Sarriball – You stop Jorginho and Chelsea immediately look clueless on the field.
And Arsenal, who were not at their best during the 22-game unbeaten streak anyway, are beginning to show what they desperately need in the next transfer window – A solid defense. The Gunners have relied on Aubameyang in the attack and new found superstar, Lucas Torreira in the midfield, but their defense has been far from the best. Unai Emery simply does not have players who can efficiently play the ball from the back.
Add this to Ole Gunnar’s new and attacking Manchester United and we have an exciting top four race to look forward to.