Go 4th and prosper: which Premier League teams will finish in the Champions League places at the end of the season.
Chelsea and Manchester City both look too strong to slip out of the top four but the other two places are up for grabs, with Liverpool and Spurs closing the gap in recent weeks.
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We take a look at the contenders and give our verdict on who will be playing Champions League football next season:
Manchester United (last season: 1st; currently: 7th)
David Moyes once again refused to give up hope of a top four finish after the attritional 0-0 draw at Arsenal but, in reality, even Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t hope to claw back 11 points on a Liverpool team boasting Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge – not to mention leapfrog Everton and Spurs. In Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata, United boast an attacking quartet as good as any in England but their problems lie further back, with a weak middle and unsettled defence.
With home games against fierce rivals Liverpool and Manchester City to come, United still have a part to play in race for the top four and title but it seems almost certain that the Red Devils miss miss out on the Champions League for the first time since its inauguration.
Verdict: 6th. United could still influence proceedings but the top four is beyond them now.