Paul Scholes names the three fixtures that could cost Manchester United a place in the top four

first_imgThe former midfielder fears his old club could struggle on the run-in (Picture: Getty)Paul Scholes says Manchester United face a punishing trio of games that could derail their top-four hopes as the Premier League speeds towards one of its most exciting ever finales.While Liverpool and Manchester City are tussling for the title, United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are all battling for a place in next season’s Champions League.Chelsea currently occupy third spot with 66 points, having played a game more, while United are bringing up the rear five points further back in sixth place. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Apr 2019 3:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link609Shares The battle for the top four ChelseaLiverpool (away), Burnley (home), Man Utd (away), Watford (home), Leicester (away)TottenhamHuddersfield (home), Man City (away), Brighton (home), West Ham (home), Bournemouth (away), Everton (home)ArsenalWatford (away), Crystal Palace (home), Wolves (away), Leicester (away), Brighton (home), Burnley (away)Manchester UnitedWest Ham (home), Everton (away), Man City (home), Chelsea (home), Huddersfield (away), Cardiff (home) Paul Scholes names the three fixtures that could cost Manchester United a place in the top four Arsenal have the easiest fixtures on paper – but four matches are on the road (Picture: Getty)Scholes believes it is one of the toughest top-four races to call in recent years, though is backing Arsenal and Spurs given the difficult tests that await United and Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think looking at the fixtures you’d be fancying Arsenal,’ Scholes told the Premier League Show, with the Gunners not facing another top-six rival.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But Watford away, Wolves away difficult, Leicester away difficult, Burnley away – they’re all difficult games at this stage of the season especially when the prize is so big.‘Even look at United’s fixtures, tough fixtures. I think they’ll be okay against West Ham but you’ve got Everton away, City at home, Chelsea at home, the last two [against Huddersfield and Cardiff] they should win. ‘Chelsea as well have Liverpool and Man United away. Tottenham have City away but other than that you’d fancy Tottenham to finish strongly.’United’s clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford looks set to play a defining role in which team finishes in the top four this season, while Spurs play at home – at their brand new stadium – in four of their six remaining games.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisementlast_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: MURDER SUSPECT IS ARMED AND UNSTABLE

first_imgWanted: McLaughlin is armed and mentally unstableCOMMUNITY ALERT: Dissident republican Kieran McLaughlin, the chief suspect in the murder of Barry McCrory, is armed and mentally unstable and may still be in the Inishowen area of Co Donegal.Gardaí and PSNI officers also believe that McLaughlin may try to enter the Derry City area again to carry out further attacks.They believe he was responsible for the stabbing of a man in the Creggan area of Derry last Tuesday. Mr McCrory was shot dead at his apartment in Shipquay Street on Thursday morning.Anyone who sees McLaughlin should not approach him and dial ‘999’ immediately.A search in the Burnfoot and Muff areas of Inishowen has continued this afternoon after an overnight incident where Gardaí and Irish Army personnel surrounded a house in the Brae Road area, believing McLaughlin was there.Gardaí say the operation in the area remains ‘live’ and searches are ongoing. Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray called on the community in Donegal to remain extremely vigilant. COMMUNITY ALERT: MURDER SUSPECT IS ARMED AND UNSTABLE was last modified: October 12th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Barry McCroryBurnfootInishowenKieran McLaughlinsearcheslast_img read more

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