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They’ll always be inconsistent – John Barnes snubs Man Utd, names clubs to finish top-four

 

Former Liverpool player, John Barnes, has snubbed Manchester United and named the clubs that would finish top-four in the Premier League table this season.

Barnes said Man United will always be inconsistent, adding that Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur will finish ahead of Ralf Rangnick’s side.

“It’s going to be very difficult for either of them [Chelsea or Liverpool] to catch Man City now,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets.

“You never say it’s over, but for City to drop that many points and for Liverpool and Chelsea to get so many points will be difficult.

“I have to praise Chelsea because they played really well [against Liverpool] under difficult circumstances. After the whole Lukaku situation and then going 2-0 down, it could have been a disaster, but they showed spirit, togetherness and belief, and they were the better side.

“Liverpool were disappointed to be 2-0 up and not finish the game, but I think you have to praise Chelsea more than criticise Liverpool.

“I still make Liverpool second favourites and Chelsea third favourites. Football is a funny old game, but City seems to be playing with a lot of resilience. Even when they don’t play well – as we saw against Arsenal – they win.”

On the battle to finish fourth, Barnes added: “Tottenham are better placed than United because United will always be inconsistent, regardless of the new manager.

“Everyone just blamed [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer for their problems, a bit like when everyone at Liverpool was blaming Roy Hodgson when the players had to take responsibility.

“United’s players aren’t performing. West Ham have got a bit of consistency but I would make Arsenal or Tottenham favourites to finish fourth.”

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