Sam Allardyce thinks that given their current form, Manchester United could miss out on a top four finish. The Red Devils are currently 7th in the Premier League table. They endured a disappointing 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday at Old Trafford.
Allardyce said that he was happy to see Watford’s progress in the Premier League. Javi Gracia’s team are currently 4th in the Premier League table. Allardyce said, “As always I like to see somebody that surprises people and it’s certainly Watford at the moment. It was Burnley last season and Watford now and Bournemouth. It keeps everybody on their toes and everybody interested.”
Regarding Manchester United, Allardyce said, “I think that at the moment the one of the top six that has the biggest worry at the moment is probably Man United. I wouldn’t like to say at the moment but it’s going to be a struggle if they’re not careful to finish in the top four. I think that’s going to be devastating for Man United and Jose, but it’s still a bit early to tell. There were signs they were on the right track, they had a comfortable win in Europe.
But maybe that European game has affected some of the players on Saturday. Maybe that was the real key element that Manchester United underperformed. Manchester United have always been able to cope with that situation but maybe they didn’t cope with it so well. It’s always a good time to play against a team when they come back from Europe, whether it’s the Europa League or Champions League.
Maybe there was a little bit of a hangover from that Champions League trip.”
Manchester United play Derby County in a Carabao Cup fixture on Tuesday before playing West Ham on Saturday. The Hammers ended Chelsea’s winning run by drawing 0-0 yesterday.