Manchester United’s top-four hopes look to be fading away quick after one more disappointing show on the weekend.
United have been held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester at Outdated Trafford on Saturday, and in fact it might have been a lot worse for the hosts. They now face an actual battle in the event that they’re to have any probability of beating Arsenal or Tottenham to that ultimate Champions League place.
With simply eight video games remaining, United have all of it to do to qualify for Europe’s high desk subsequent season. Right here’s a have a look at their remaining Premier League fixtures in comparison with their rivals.
Saturday, April 9 – Everton (A)
United will likely be aiming to get straight again on the horse once they make the quick journey to Goodison Park subsequent weekend. With Frank Lampard’s facet embroiled in a relegation battle, United would count on to choose up three factors right here.
However that’s simpler mentioned than achieved. Regardless of their struggles, Everton have been formidable at house just lately and so they might properly fancy their probabilities in opposition to a misfiring United.
Saturday, April 16 – Norwich Metropolis (H)
Out of all of their remaining video games, this certainly must be the one the place United would nearly assure themselves three factors. Norwich discover themselves caught to the underside of the desk and look destined for a return to the Championship.
Even with United’s detached type, this must be a victory at Outdated Trafford. Something much less would merely be a humiliation.
Tuesday, April 19 – Liverpool (A)
After that 5-0 thrashing earlier within the season, United followers would maybe be forgiven for not relishing a visit to Anfield. If there’s a glimmer of hope for United, although, it’s that Jurgen Klopp’s facet will head into the sport off the again of conferences with Manchester Metropolis within the league and FA Cup. In the event that they don’t go Liverpool’s manner, United will hope to reap the benefits of a wounded beast.
Saturday, April 23 – Arsenal (A)
If United are nonetheless within the race for the highest 4, this may probably be the sport that decides their destiny. The Gunners presently sit three factors forward, with two video games in hand.
On condition that benefit, United should go to north London and win in the event that they’re to have any probability of qualifying for the Champions League. Something much less, and so they can probably kiss goodbye to their hopes as soon as and for all.
Monday, Could 2 – Brentford (H)
Only a few weeks in the past, you’d have had this down as a simple win for United, no matter type. After their consequence on the weekend, it’s a special prospect.
Brentford’s thrashing of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge confirmed they’re not a facet to be taken frivolously. With Christian Eriksen making a big effect, there’s an apparent hazard to United.
Saturday, Could 7 – Brighton (A)
Having began the season in such a powerful method, Brighton’s season appears to be like as if it’s going to finish in a slight whimper. And not using a win of their final seven, they’ve discovered themselves dropping into the underside half of the desk.
Graham Potter’s facet merely can’t purchase a aim for the time being – solely Burnley (22) and Norwich (18) have scored fewer than their 26 this season. It’s only a query of whether or not United can discover the targets themselves on the south coast.
Sunday, Could 15 – Chelsea (H)
This one is topic to vary, with Chelsea doubtlessly being concerned within the FA Cup ultimate on the day gone by. However, it should probably happen in the course of the ultimate week of the season.
Whether or not all the uncertainty round Stamford Bridge is resolved by then, we’ll have to attend and see. Both manner, that is as powerful because it will get for United.
Sunday, Could 22 – Crystal Palace (A)
The season attracts to a detailed at Selhurst Park on the ultimate day. Crystal Palace have impressed underneath Patrick Vieira this season – taking 4 factors off Metropolis speaks volumes for the work he’s achieved.
Ought to United nonetheless have one thing to play for, they definitely gained’t have issues straightforward in south London. One factor’s for sure although, followers will likely be relieved to see the again of this season.
Arsenal’s remaining fixtures
Crystal Palace (A)
Manchester United (H)
West Ham (A)
Tottenham’s remaining fixtures
Aston Villa (A)