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Manchester United won’t qualify for Champions League says Alan Shearer

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Alan Shearer doesn’t see Manchester United either finishing in the top four of the English Premier League or securing a place in the UEFA Champions League next season.

Manchester United their 7th loss against Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield, thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.

Manchester United players have not been able to produce consistent form throughout the season, however, they still are still in contention for a top-four finish. The Red Devils currently sit fifth in the English Premier League and five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC with 15 games left to play.

In their upcoming games, Manchester United will be trying to find some consistent form in the final few months of the season but it will not be easy for them with both Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford out due to injuries.

Now, England legend Shearer has admitted that he does not think that Manchester United have enough to break back into the top four before the season is out.

Writing in his column for The Sun, Shearer said:

Manchester United are nowhere near the standard of Liverpool – and I don’t see them getting into the top four this season.

“Even if Marcus Rashford had been fit for Sunday’s clash at Anfield, they wouldn’t have beaten Jurgen Klopp’s runaway leaders.

“Rashford might have made it a bit more difficult for Liverpool but let’s be honest, if Liverpool had been having one of their clinical days they could have been five up in an hour.

“They should have been out of sight because they missed that many chances.

“United are lacking the quality to get into a Champions League place unless they make some moves in the January transfer window.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Wednesday night when they host Burnley at Old Trafford in front of their home fans.


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