Manchester United dropped a couple more home points at the weekend, making it nineteen costly points down the drain in the Premier League this season. Jose Mourinho must be getting frustrated at the situation, but he doesn’t have long to think about it with the Reds playing Everton at home tomorrow night.
With each passing game in which the Old Trafford club either lose or draw, our chances of finishing up in the Champions League places are dwindling. Now, former red-turned-pundit Gary Neville has had his say on the situation, and he has written down that the Europa League is definitely the best route for them to finish in the top four now.
Speaking about Manchester United’s top four chances on a Sky Sports pundit panel, Gary Neville said:
“Manchester United are making it so difficult for themselves to make it into that top four. The Europa League is definitely the best route for them now. If you look at United’s fixtures, they still have to play Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and that is so tough. You will drop points in those games in any season at any time. Those four matches alone are really difficult.”
At the end of the day, you definitely have to agree with him. Manchester United have a truly horrific fixture list, particularly as this month draws to a close. I think dropping more points is an inevitability, and our best chances definitely lie with winning the Europa League.
Anderlecht are next up for Mourinho in the quarter-final stages, and although they are not to be underestimated, it is definitely a winnable tie over two legs. If we can progress to the semi-finals, literally anything can happen from there on out but here is to hoping that our quality can shine through. It’d be lovely to win the Europa League as it’s a trophy that we currently don’t have in our cabinet.
Winning that, coupled with our EFL Cup success, you’d have to say that the first season would have definitely been a positive one for the self-proclaimed Special One.