Paul Ince makes Manchester United top-six prediction after latest loss to Arsenal

Ince is not expecting United to finish in the top four
Ince is not expecting United to finish in the top four (PIcture: Getty Images)

Paul Ince has backed Manchester United to still secure a top-six finish in the Premier League despite losing three of their opening six games this season.

United’s slow start to the campaign continued with their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently languishing in 15th place in the table having only picked up two wins and a draw so far.

Solskjaer's side have won just twice in the league this season
Solskjaer’s side have won just twice in the league this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Red Devils legend Ince pointed towards his former side’s inconsistency as the root of their problems, but is still expecting them to finish in the top six come the end of the season.

‘I still think United finish in the top six this season,’ Ince told Ladbrokes.

‘It’s that inconsistency that’s the problem. You look at the way they played against PSG and you think they should absolutely be in the top four.

‘But you look at how they played against Arsenal and think they’d be lucky to finish in the top six.

‘That’s the way it is at Manchester United at the minute.

‘A lot of things aren’t clicking at this moment in time but there’s still a long way to go this season and I think United can expect to be right up there at the end of the campaign.’

In Europe, however, United are flying after beating both Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in their opening two Champions League group stage clashes.

Solskjaer’s side have a chance to make it three wins from three when they travel to Turkey to take on Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday evening.

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