Paul Merson explains why Manchester United won’t make top four under Erik ten Hag

Paul Merson Manchester United

Manchester United finished outside the top four last season and Paul Merson doesn’t expect any improvement from the Red Devils next season.

“Manchester United are in disarray and they need to sort this out,” Merson told Sportskeeda.

“At the moment, it’s a bit like a circus there. Erik ten Hag has come in, but they haven’t got a centre-forward.

“They would’ve gone for Darwin Nunez if they knew Cristiano Ronaldo was going to leave. Manchester United have known that they’ve failed to qualify for the Champions League for a long time now.

“They don’t have a striker, and Marcus Rashford isn’t a natural goalscorer. They haven’t completed Frenkie de Jong’s signing from Barcelona.

“United are going to Thailand and Australia, and they need to solve these problems before their tour. At the moment, Man United are looking at just another season.

“I thought they’d have a shot at the top four – I just don’t see that anymore. They’ve lost Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and they’ve got bundles of work to do.

“Manchester United are a million miles away from winning the Premier League. They’re not winning the league even if Ronaldo stays. If he does, he isn’t going to be there the following year.

“Where is the plan? Keep on picking the same players, and you’ll get the same results. I wouldn’t even fancy them getting into the top four.”