How Manchester United could be fourth in the Premier League on Sunday

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have been in sixth place in the Premier League for what seems like an eternity and it wouldn’t surprise me if we’d been nestled there for the past 100 days – but that could all change this weekend.

As Man United cranked up the pressure with a win over Leicester City to take advantage of Arsenal and Liverpool both dropping points, we’ve put ourselves in an excellent position this weekend which could see us jump out of sixth and move into the top four for the first time in 2017.

Here is a summary of the positional changes which could happen in the Premier League this weekend:

If United beat Watford and Liverpool either lose or draw with Tottenham Hotspur, we will leapfrog them in the table. If we draw and Liverpool lose to Spurs, we will go level on points but our inferior goal difference means we’d stay behind them.

For United to go above Arsenal, we have to beat Watford and hope Hull City cause an upset by beating Arsenal at the Emirates. If Arsenal draw or win that match, we cannot go above them in the table.

Now we’re getting towards the business end of the season, United need to string wins together in order to keep up the pressure on teams above us. As we’re sitting in sixth, the onus is on United to continue winning and hope those above us drop points because if we falter with more frustrating draws then we may as well bed down in sixth place.

The Premier League is very tight between second and sixth this season and everything is up for grabs but the good thing is that United are in a strong position of momentum in comparison to the faltering campaigns of Arsenal and Liverpool. If we continue the surge, there’s no reason we won’t push ourselves into the top four sooner rather than later and mount a push to finish second. The run is certainly all set to be exciting, that much is for sure.

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