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Manchester United daily digest: Race for top four heats up
Stretty Newsletter brings you the latest headlines surrounding Manchester United.
The race for the Premier League top four places is heating up.
Whilst Man City and Arsenal fight it out for the title, Manchester United find themselves scrapping for one of the two Champions League spots up for grabs.
United have enjoyed a good first season under Erik ten Hag, but recent results suggest that we are in a false position (4th) in the league.
A 1-0 defeat at West Ham on Sunday could cost us at the end of the season, after Said Benrahma scored the winner thanks to a David de Gea howler after 27 minutes.
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It’s time to brush off those questionable results and finish the season strongly by winning at least three of our final four league fixtures.
Liverpool’s win over Brentford and Tottenham’s win against Crystal Palace on Saturday pushed them right into the race as United, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Brighton all suffered defeats.
Premier League results over the last six days, potentially influencing the race for top four:
Wednesday 3 May
Liverpool 1-0 Fulham
Thursday 4 May
Brighton 1-0 Manchester United
Saturday 6 May
Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 1-0 Brentford
Sunday 7 May
Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal
West Ham 1-0 Manchester United
Monday 8 May
Brighton 1-5 Everton
Today’s top stories
David de Gea considered leaving United last month - I feel like we’ve hammered this topic on the blog this season. If you didn’t know already, I don’t see how it works (De Gea staying) because of how Ten Hag wants his side to play. He’s the wrong fit.
Wout Weghorst wants to stay - Oh no…
Lisandro Martinez collects Team of the Year accolade - The Butcher was alongside Argentina teammate Lionel Messi.
Rio Ferdinand questions Wout Weghorst’s role at United - Playing Weghorst as a No 10, with Bruno Fernandes shoehorned out wide, is a mistake we need to stop making.
United send apology letter and signed shirt to Sevilla fan - No pyro, no party.
Ian Wright suggests simple tactic to exploit David de Gea’s weakness - As much as I hate to say it, Wright is not wrong.