Former Chelsea goalkeeper backs Manchester United to finish ahead of Chelsea in top-four race

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Former Man United and Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has backed United to finish fourth ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Premier League top-four finish and eventually secure the Champions League for the next season.

“Forget about all the Man City stuff because I think that will be reversed,” he told Sky Sports.

“I’m just going say that it will be a toss-up for fourth place between Chelsea and Manchester United. I think Manchester United will pip it in the end.

“It really is congested. Chelsea are obviously in fourth place on 44 points, but all the way down to eighth are only four points behind.

“Obviously things will come into it like suspensions and injuries, as they always do. I’ve just got a feeling that Manchester United might squeeze into that fourth place just above Chelsea.

“At this moment in time, I think it would be silly for anyone to put any serious money on it because it is so congested and the way that teams are playing, Sheffield United and teams like that, you never quite know.

“Obviously Chelsea and Manchester United are both involved in European competitions, as are Tottenham as well, but that could change in a couple of weeks’ time. Chelsea have got a massive game this week against Bayern Munich. Manchester United are still in the Europa League as well.

“That’s my feeling at the moment, but that could change weekly!”

The club is currently in fifth place with 41 points, while Chelsea still sit in fourth, three points ahead of United.