Tim Sherwood says Manchester United are favourites to beat Chelsea and Tottenham to top-four finish

Tim Sherwood believes Manchester United are top-four favourites (Premier League Productions)

Tim Sherwood believes Manchester United should be considered favourites to secure a top-four finish ahead of Chelsea and Tottenham.

United are now just one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea after they sealed a 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday.

Frank Lampard’s side have the chance to restore their four-point advantage when they face Arsenal on Sunday.

Tottenham, meanwhile, suffered another blow to their top-four hopes as they drew 2-2 with Norwich City on Saturday.

And Sherwood feels United are in the driving seat to beat their rivals to a place in the top four.

‘Out of the three we are talking about, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United, I would have them as favourites, I would have Manchester United as favourites,’ Sherwood told the Premier League.

Manchester United secured a 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday (AFP via Getty Images)

‘Because I think they are only going to improve.

‘They need to get that level of consistency, they cannot suffer the performances they had against Watford – a team who couldn’t beat anyone – and then they get turned over.

‘They are very good against the top teams, we are going to see that now.

‘They’ve got Arsenal away, Wolves away, Man City at home, that’s normally when they are at their best, when a team comes out and plays against them and believes they can beat them.

‘I believe Man United will counter attack those teams.

‘I love those front players, what kills you is pace, when you line up against pace it frightens you to death as a manager and they have got it in abundance.

‘But I think they’ve got a solid triangle there now, I think if [David] De Gea gets back to his best, [Victor] Lindelof has been outstanding in front and [Harry] Maguire looks like the player we saw at Leicester.

‘That is massive for them if they can get the solidity for that defence.’


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