Premier League Analysis: Who will finish in the top 4

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United (L) looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United (L) looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the EFL Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the EFL Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images) /

Manchester United

It’s taken Manchester United months to catch up to the rest of the contenders. The Red Devils recently moved above Arsenal with their 1-3 victory at Middlesbrough.

Jose Mourinho’s side have 11 matches remaining with seven of them against sides in the top ten.

Notable home fixtures include meetings with West Brom this Saturday, Everton on April 4th and Chelsea on April 16th.

United will head across town for the Manchester derby on April 27th. The club also faces tough road match-ups at Arsenal on May 6th and Tottenham on May 13th. There will also be a trip to Southampton which has yet to be rescheduled.

In order for United to finish in the top four, the squad will have to play its best football of the season and get definitive results versus direct rivals. At the same time, the Red Devils will be relying on the other challengers to trip up.

It’s looking more likely that United will be playing on Thursday nights next season rather than in the Champions League.