Ashley Young reckons the battle for a top-four spot will go right until the last day of the season.
Two of those sides will lose out in the battle to secure a coveted Champions League spot and United skipper Young reckons the fight will go right to the wire.
United were 11 points adrift of the top four when Jose Mourinho was sacked on December 18, but caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer has hauled them to within two points of fourth-placed Arsenal.
Asked if the top-four may not be decided until the final day, Young said: “Yeah, of course, but I think there are so many points to pick up, so many games left.
“For me, if we were talking back in October, saying that we were going to be fighting for fourth place, we would have taken that with where we were.
“But, on a personal level, and everyone in the dressing room, I think the club a size of United should be higher up the league and that’s where I see it.
“But right now, obviously, we’re talking about finishing in the top four and we’re going to do everything we can to do that.”
Arsenal look to have the easiest run-in of the teams in the race for the top four, with Unai Emery’s side not facing any of the top six in their remaining eight games, while the rest each play two of the top six.