Jamie Carragher delivers bold title and top four prediction – Bad news for Man Utd


Manchester United have had an impressive start to the season, with the Red Devils hammering Chelsea before being held to a draw at Wolves.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are yet to win under Frank Lampard this season.

Liverpool and Arsenal boast a 100 per cent record, with Manchester City dropping points against Tottenham last weekend.

Tottenham managed to survive at the Etihad on Saturday evening with VAR ruling out Gabriel Jesus’ goal in a 2-2 draw.

Liverpool host Arsenal this weekend, with one side set to lose their 100 per cent record.

And Sky Sports pundit Carragher has delivered his title and top four prediction for the season.

The Liverpool hero is tipping City to win their third consecutive title, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham making up the top four.

“It’s a toss up with Arsenal,” Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

“It’s whoever goes furthest in the Europa League, that could cause a problem.

“If we’re talking about Manchester United having more options up front than Chelsea, yeah totally agree with that.

“But I actually think the fire power Arsenal have might edge Manchester United.

“I think in [Alexandre] Lacazette and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, that’s a proper goal threat. Probably as good as anything with two strikers.”

United were held to a 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday night, with Paul Pogba missing a second-half penalty to put them ahead.

And Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side should have come away with all three points.

“We dominated possession, we got the first goal, which is a great goal and in the second half we knew Wolves were going to come out like a house on fire,” he said.

“They gambled a little bit, created a couple of chances and probably got the goal they deserved for the pressure they had.

“I thought we then took control again and could have won it.

“The first half was definitely a mature performance. The second half was a bit sloppier.

“But we are improving. We are a very young team that will learn. We learned on the pitch today as well.

“You have to learn on the job, you can’t just sit back and discuss it after. You have to get the mentality right after conceding a goal because that goal was coming.

“I thought we finished the game the strongest.

“Of course we got a penalty and we could have got another two points by scoring that one but sometimes the keeper makes a good save.”


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