EPL Legend Makes Top Four Prediction After Man United Dropped to Fifth Following Derby Humiliation

EPL Legend Makes Top Four Prediction After Man United Dropped to Fifth Following Derby Humiliation

  • Gary Neville has backed Man United to beat Arsenal to a top four finish - but only if the Red Devils see off Tottenham
  • The Gunners are currently placed fourth on the standings with 48 points and still have three games in hand
  • United, on the other hand, dropped to fifth after their 4-1 defeat to Man City during the Manchester derby at Etihad

Gary Neville believes Man United still have a chance of sealing a top four finish despite their embarrassing derby defeat in the hands of bitter rivals, Man City.

United were in desperate need of a favourable result during their trip to the Etihad on Sunday, March 6, for a chance to maintain their grip in the top four.

Alex Lacazette celebrates the 3rd Arsenal goal, scored by Gabriel Martinelli during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on March 06, 2022 in Watford, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
The Gunners are currently placed fourth on the standings with 48 points and still have three games in hand. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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Man United drop out of the top four

However, Ralf Rangnick's men faltered in that pursuit as they fell to a clinical City side to lose 4-1.

The Red Devils' loss saw them drop to fifth on the standings, with Arsenal, who had secured a 3-2 thrilling win over Watford earlier in the day ending the weekend in a Champions League spot.

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Gary Neville's top four prediction

While Arsenal have a one-point advantage over United and three games in hand, Neville still contends United have a chance of beating the north Londoners to a top four finish.

According to the Red Devils icon, his former side must however beat Tottenham Hotspur who they have in their next fixture to stand any chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

"I still think United could do it (get fourth place). I don't trust Arsenal fully. Manchester United have still got to go to Arsenal, there's a long way to go," he said as quoted by Daily Mail.
"United have got to beat Tottenham next week," he added.

Source: Sports Brief News