Harry Redknapp believes Manchester United won’t make the top four next season and has even suggested that the Old Trafford outfit could drop out of the top six.
Manchester United made their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign last season under Jose Mourinho, before going on a fine run of form after replacing the Portuguese coach with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, United’s form deteriorated towards the end of the campaign and they eventually finished in sixth, a whopping 31 points behind title winners and local rivals Man City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to want to rebuild his side with hungry young players, and the signings of Daniel James and the soon to be announced capture of Aaron Wan-Bissaka certainly fit this transfer strategy.
However, how United’s squad will look next season is far from certain regardless of the signings they make, with some of the clubs most talented and high profile players; David De Gea, Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku all reportedly eager to leave Old Trafford during the summer transfer window.
Former Spurs boss Redknapp also believes Arsenal will struggle next season, and has tipped the likes of Wolves, Everton, and West Ham to challenge for a spot in the top six.
“I think next season we might see one of the big six dropping out,” he told talkSPORT .
“I’m not sure how strong Arsenal are defensively and, unless they bring some players in, I don’t see where they’re going to be next year. I honestly think Manchester United are the same.
“Wan-Bissaka has a big future, but I think they need four, five, maybe even six players. I think they’re miles away.
“Man United need to bring in good players to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the chance to be successful and, looking at it at the moment, I wouldn’t see them making the top four.
“They need to restructure that team, there’s an awful lot of work that needs to be done there to get them challenging for the title again.
“Someone might creep into that top six next year, it would make a good change, wouldn’t it?
“I think maybe Everton, they finished strongly last year, and West Ham will be closer this year. West Ham have made a couple of good signings and they could be a team that could certainly get closer.
“Even Wolves, they had a great season, they’ve got some fantastic players and they could be one of the teams getting in there.”
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