Peter Schmeichel tells Manchester United the one team that can rival them in top-four race

Peter Schmeichel tells Manchester United the one team that can rival them in top-four race

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has backed his old club to make the top-four finish this season, though agrees that Arsenal are their greatest rivals.

Man United advanced their top-four chances when they recorded a resounding 4-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday at Elland Road.

The top-four race consists of Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham United, Arsenal, Tottenham and surprisingly, Wolves have emerged as rivals as well.

The Wanderers enjoyed yet another victory when they beat Leicester City 2-1 at home shortly after Manchester United’s win at Leeds.

United are 4th in the Premier League with 46 points from 26 league matches, four points from 3rd-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand.

Arsenal, who beat Brentford 2-1 at home on Saturday, occupy the 6th position with 42 points from 23 league matches, having the same number of points as West Ham United, who have played the same number of league games as Manchester United.

Peter Schmeichel believes Manchester United will make the top-four finish
Peter Schmeichel believes Manchester United will make the top-four finish

Despite the outstanding games at Arsenal and Tottenham, who recorded a massive 3-2 win at Man City on Saturday, Peter Schmeichel believes Man United will finish in the top-four.

That is because the Manchester United legend does not only think United are a ‘little bit’ better than The Gunners but also feels points on the board is better than unplayed games.

Asked who he is backing in the top-four battle during an interview on BBC 5 Live Breakfast, Schmeichel said: ‘I think Arsenal have shown some great form.

‘But actually, on current form in the last five games, Man United is a little bit better than Arsenal. It’s hard to see but they are.

‘I think having the points on the board rather than games in hand [is more important].’