Pep Guardiola has his say on whether Manchester United can finish in the top four

Manchester United’s league position feels somewhat false at the moment, particularly over the last month or so when the performances on display have been pretty good. However, at this point in time, United are a massive nine points off the top four – and we’re only in December.

Jose Mourinho’s men seem to have a knack of throwing away points late on in games – with Everton yesterday being the prime example as a penalty was given away with just a few minutes left on the clock.

Now Manchester United and Mourinho have received backing from an unlikely source, with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claiming that our top four dreams aren’t over just yet.

“How they play lately, yes.” The City manager is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

“United has the quality and the history and the players to be there. But it will not be easy.”

At the end of the day, it is still very early on in the season and a lot of football is to be played. The winter period is always crucial to determining the final league table, and if we can start racking up the victories over the next month then I’ve no doubt we’ll begin to shoot up the table.

It feels like we are playing well and daft mistakes are costing us massively. If we can iron those out then I’ve no doubt we’ll still finish in an position that’ll qualify us automatically for the Champions League, but our fortunes will have to change, and quickly.

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