Anfield king says United WON'T make top four, tips Arsenal for title

David Moyes

A former Liverpool great has branded Manchester United 'very poor'.

Robbie Fowler, a key component of Liverpool's treble-winning side of 2001, has been one of the first prominent members in the punditry arena to not only question Manchester United's title-challenging credentials but to openly ponder the merits of their ability to even finish in a lucrative top four position in the Premier League that secures a passage to the Champions League next season.

Currently placed ninth in the Premier League having accumulated 22 points from 14 match-days, Manchester United had appeared to turn a corner in the October and November months having gone unbeaten and punctuating their form with a 1-0 victory over pace-setters Arsenal at Old Trafford, however, their December form - like September turned out to be - has begun shoddy.

David Moyes' side dropped points at White Hart Lane after tying Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-2 draw while Everton left Stretford with maximum points when United lost on Wednesday, December 4. For Fowler, speaking on BBC, this is sub-standard… he said: 'They have been very poor.'

The club, in a transitional phase following the retirement of managerial legend Sir Alex Ferguson, the succession of David Moyes and the need for a number of key players in the upcoming transfer windows, were placed in the title picture during pre-season but are now 12 points adrift.

Fowler said: 'I don’t think they’ll win the league. They may even struggle to finish in the top four.'

The former England international also sees Arsenal as serious contenders, he recently said: 'I think they can [win the Premier League]!'

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