Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has said that the Red Devils should concentrate on their prospects of finishing in the top four rather than seeking progress in the Champions League. United’s stunning nine-match unbeaten league run has recently propelled them to the fourth position in the league standings and Neville believes that should remain their main objective for the campaign.
He said: “I’m not being disrespectful here to Manchester United or the competition but United have far bigger priorities than the Champions League. This feels tonight as a bit of a free hit as there is no pressure on them. The big thing for Man United is finishing in the top four and potentially winning the FA Cup would be an incredible achievement. I don’t think they are good enough to win the Champions League irrespective of what has happened in the last few weeks.”
United have remained unbeaten for the past 11 matches and that has coincided with the dismissal of Jose Mourinho and the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the interim basis. As such, they have the momentum on their side to push for potential silverware, although they don’t face an easy challenge against Paris Saint-Germain during the Champions League round of 16 first leg.
The Capital outfit are expected to be without both Edinson Cavani and Neymar through injuries but they nonetheless remain a stiff opposition to face with a solid defence and a frontline consisting of World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.