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“I’ve had that” – one player predicted to stop Manchester United Champions League qualification



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Gary Neville believes that Andrè Onana’s instability at Manchester United shows that they will not qualify for the Champions League next season.

Manchester United‘s Premier League campaign so far has been somewhat of a disaster – the club have only won four of their opening eight league games and currently sit 10th in the table on 12 points.

Before the season began, the aim for the club was almost certainly to once again finish in the league’s top four in order to qualify for the Champions League, but Gary Neville believes that due to the unsettled nature of new goalkeeper Andrè Onana, this is no longer a possibility.

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“I don’t think Manchester United will finish in the top five this season,” he said on the Gary Neville Podcast. “I think they are way off it.

“And I’m surprised because seven or eight weeks ago, I had them third, But honestly from what I see at the moment, I don’t think the goalkeeper is settled in, I think he should have saved the one (against Brentford) yesterday so that is a problem.

“If your goalkeeper is not settled in and there is a bit of instability around that, it does create a big problem. I’ve had that at United. So United, not for me.

“Chelsea, I think are probably nearer to it if they can go on a run because they have got some really good young talented players. Their age is a lot better than United’s squad.”

After the team’s recent 2-1 win over Brentford, the squad will now disperse over the international break and are set to be met with a gruelling set of fixtures as the winter schedule looms.