There is absolutely no reason why Manchester United shouldn’t win the Europa League.
There is also absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t finish in the top four of the Premier League.
With a three goal advantage going into tomorrow’s second leg game with St. Etienne, qualification for the next round should be a formality. The teams left in the competition don’t appear to pose any real threat and so United should be considered favourites.
Given José Mourinho’s excellent record in winning trophies, this is certainly one avenue which can see the Old Trafford side back in Champion’s League contention next season.
As far as the Premier League goes there are still six teams vying for a top four place.
Chelsea will certainly finish in the top four, most likely as champions, so that leaves three places to dispute. Manchester City are finding a bit of form again so I would expect them to finish second.
That leaves the main battle for third and fourth places and, at the moment, Manchester United are the team in form.
Liverpool are too inconsistent and don’t have the depth of squad just yet, their time is yet to come. The same could be said about Tottenham Hotspur, although Mauricio Pochettino has had longer to sort his team out than Jürgen Klopp. Still, it won’t be their year either.
Nothing is very different about Arsenal! They are performing to their usual post Christmas standards and the only danger this year is that they will miss out on the top four completely. This being the case then I would expect Tottenham to take advantage and finish fourth.
So my totally impartial, unbiased prediction is that United will finish third with either Spurs or Arsenal in fourth and Liverpool missing out along with one of the previously mentioned two.