Roy Keane believes Manchester United will finish in the top four above Arsenal after the Red Devils beat Mikel Arteta’s side.
It’s fair to say that Eric Ten Hag’s men weren’t quite convincing with their victory on Sunday, but they took their chances and punished their opponents.
Marcus Rashford scored a brace, with Anthony also on target in his debut for the club.
Arsenal played very good football and would feel they were done because they left nothing, especially after an early goal was disallowed after the VAR intervened and asked referee Paul Tierney to go to the pitch screen to review a potential foul by Martin Odegaard.
The 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford was the first time Arteta’s side have lost points this season, although they remain top of the table with 15 points from six games.
Unsurprisingly, the result sparked a lot of discussion about the race to finish inside the Champions League centers.
While Manchester City are already the best to lift the Premier League title, the rest of the top four are hard to predict.
Critics and fans cut their minds and change their minds for fun, and it’s clear that Arsenal have been written off after their poor result at Old Trafford.
after the game, Sky Sports Host Dave Jones asked his specialist team who would finish better than United and Arsenal.
Former Red Devils captain Roy Keane responded: “United. I think United will look for the top four. I think they have a stable group now. The new manager has settled in. United for me.”
However, his former United teammate Gary Neville does not share Kane’s confidence.
“I think City, Liverpool and Tottenham will finish in the top three,” Neville said.
“I think Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United… It’s a big battle. I think United will struggle to get into the top four personally.”
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also featured and the former Chelsea striker predicted Spurs would finish outside the top four.
“I think United will do that,” he added. “They will find a way to play. They can’t keep playing the whole season like this. They need to improve.
“But I think they will beat Arsenal. I think Chelsea will be in the top four… with Man United, Manchester City and Liverpool. Tottenham don’t.”
Finally, former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson said his article.
“I think Arsenal is there for the long term,” he began.
“At United, there are a lot of great players not playing at the moment and that will continue as the season goes on.
“This coach has a lot of interest in people and he has to keep a lot of players happy. It will be a tough job.
“But when I listen to him talking there, if I’m being honest, I think I want to play for you. He speaks well and has a plan.
“If Casemiro does not join the team and (Cristiano) Ronaldo does not join the team, it will be difficult as the season continues. And (Harry) Maguire is out of the team.”
Pressed to predict who would rank higher than United and Arsenal, Merson chose the latter option, although he said he relied on Gabriel Jesus’ ability to score goals that term.