Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to secure a top-four finish this season.
The Premier League campaign restarts next Wednesday after a three-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. United are in action two days later against Tottenham.
United are currently in fifth place in the table ahead of the restart, three points adrift of Chelsea in fourth. A fifth-placed finish could be enough to see them qualify for the Champions League next season but that will depend on the outcome of Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from the competition.
“I reckon they should make the top four — with that squad they ought to,” he told The Sun . “Paul Pogba is fit again, as is Marcus Rashford, there is talk Pogba is looking really good in training.
“They haven’t lost in about ten games and signs of Ole’s good management are coming to fruition now. I’ve never lost faith in Ole despite all the criticism he was getting.
“I believe in him and if he makes that top four he’ll have done a good job. He also still has the Europa League to aim for if we can get that going again.”
United were on an 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions when the season was put on hold and have conceded just two goals since their defeat at Anfield on January 19.