Peter Schmeichel is backing Manchester United to finish fourth in the Premier League this season as Dane believes having points on the board rather than games in hand gives the Red Devils the edge over Arsenal.
- Manchester United moved up to fourth after beating rivals Leeds on Sunday
- The Red Devils are four points clear of Arsenal who are three games less
- Yet Peter Schmeichel still backs Ralf Rangnick’s side to finish in the top four
- However, the Dane says this United team still has ‘a long, long, long way to go’
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes the Red Devils will lift Arsenal to fourth in the Premier League this season.
United’s entertaining 4-2 victory at Leeds on Sunday saw them consolidate fourth place in the table after weekend action, four points ahead of West Ham and Arsenal.
However, while United have played the same number of games as the Hammers, Arsenal have played three fewer games, but Schmeichel insists having points on the board is more important than games in progress.
Peter Schmeichel believes Manchester United will move Arsenal to fourth place this season
Schmeichel (right) insists having points on the board is more important than games in hand
Asked on BBC Radio 5 Breakfast Live who are in contention for fourth place, Schmeichel said: “I think Arsenal have shown great form.
“But actually, in their current form in the last five games, Man United are a bit better than Arsenal.” It’s hard to see but they are.
‘I think I have the points on the board rather than the games in hand [is more important].
“It was (Leeds) a big win, let me be clear it was a big win, but I still think there’s a long, long, long way to go for this team.
United’s entertaining 4-2 win at Leeds on Sunday saw them consolidate fourth place
“They still have, in terms of football, so much to prove.”
Arsenal play one of their games in hand against Wolves on Thursday, while United are next in Premier League action against Watford on Saturday.
Before that, the Red Devils travel to Madrid to face Atletico in the Champions League Round of 16 on Saturday.