Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has written off Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Spurs are currently seventh in the league table with 24 points from 16 matches, just four points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.
Arsenal are only two points ahead of their North London rivals, and former United striker Solskjaer backs them to sneak in ahead of Spurs in fourth place.
“To be honest, I think it’s a given,” the 41-year-old told Sky Sports when asked about Tottenham’s top-four chances. “The top three now and Arsenal: they will be the top four.”
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are currently in first, second and third positions in the league table.
While Chelsea and City will compete for the title, United seem to have got back their rhythm. A 3-0 home win against Liverpool on Sunday has put them three points clear of fourth-placed West Ham.
With Louis van Gaal in charge of the Red Devils, the Manchester outfit were always going to be one of the favourites for a top-four finish.
But perhaps it is too early to claim that United will end up in the top three. Although the European giants have won six league games in a row, they still need to improve and still look vulnerable at the back.
As for Arsenal, they always seem to finish in the top four, don’t they? Maybe this season it will be different.
Or maybe not…