Connect with us


Man Utd backed to qualify for Champions League if one player hits top form in restart



Paul-Pogba and Alexis-Sanchez

Manchester United currently sit fifth in the Premier League table as the season restarts this coming week.


Danny Murphy believes Marcus Rashford holds the key to Manchester United qualifying for next season’s Champions League or not. United weren’t expecting to have Rashford available to them for the end of the season prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

The England international was in excellent form before picking up a back injury in January.

sanchez,pogba and matic

United did pick up a few key results in his absence, including two wins over Chelsea and rivals Manchester City.

It helped push them to within three points of Chelsea, who currently occupy the final Champions League spot.

But the suspension of football in England has allowed Rashford, as well as Paul Pogba, to fully recover from their respective injuries in time to be ready for the restart next week.

The Red Devils face a tough opening match against Tottenham, who will equally have their sights set on a Champions League spot.


However, if Rashford is able to quickly rediscover his top form from the outset then Murphy backs United to claim a spot in Europe’s elite competition for next year.

“It will be great to see so many players back on the pitch after injury — Paul Pogba, Aymeric Laporte, Marcus Rashford, David Brooks, Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, John McGinn among them,” he wrote for the Daily Mail.

“Of those, Rashford is the one I am most excited to see and I believe could make the biggest difference.

“If he hits the form he showed before injuring his back in January, Manchester United can qualify for the Champions League.

“He was in the best form of his life.”

Premier League football in June and July will be a different experience for players though and Murphy thinks the hot weather will have some effect on certain teams.

“The weather will be warmer in June and July than during normal seasons.

“I tend to think that will work in favour of possession-based teams like Manchester City because it’s much harder to chase the ball when it’s 28 degrees Celsius.

“Conversely, it will also suit teams who defend deep and counter-attack.

“The weather didn’t affect my Fulham team because we conserved energy. Roy Hodgson is now manager at Crystal Palace and they play a similar way.

“Teams who like to press will have to recognise you can’t do it non-stop in baking heat. But managers like Jurgen Klopp are smart enough to adapt.


“The way Liverpool have paced themselves this season is one of the reasons they are clear at the top.

“For very fit players, summer football won’t be a problem — but I feel for their opponents.

“Would you want to mark Jordan Henderson on a hot day? The conditions won’t stop him, we saw in the Russia World Cup that he is in phenomenal shape.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


kayley cuoco
Entertainment2 years ago

Kaley Cuoco Stuns In See-Through Dress Photo After Making Comment That Will Disappoint Her Husband, Karl Cook__see photos

Entertainment2 years ago

Jessica Simpson Lifts Her Skirt Up While Showing Off Look__check

News2 years ago

Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Welcome Their Baby Girl,Roux

kayley cuoco
Hollywood2 years ago

Kaley Cuoco Stuns In Nightie Highlighting ‘Iconic’ Feature

jessica alba
Entertainment2 years ago

WATCH VIDEO: Jessica Alba Just Shared A Sweaty, Abs-tastic selfie video and looks Sparkingly-superb.

jessica alba and love hewitt
Entertainment2 years ago

Rate:Jessica Alba Vs. Jennifer Love Hewitt: which beauty reigns supreme? Whose photos is more Unique?__check this Out

Hollywood2 years ago

WATCH : Kaley Cuoco’s New Nightie-Filled Instagram Account Goes Viral – check

Entertainment2 years ago

“Oh my goodness! see how cute she is”…WWE stars react over Becky’s baby….

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Entertainment2 years ago

Jennifer Love Hewitt reveals ample cleavage as she strolled down the street in the Californian sunshine__See Photos

Entertainment2 years ago

Carrie Underwood Kills ‘Em In Bikini For Massive Brag

Entertainment2 years ago

WATCH:Jennifer Love Hewitt Stuns As She Posted Video Of Her Newest Look “My New look and new vibes!”

Entertainment2 years ago

Jennifer Garner Flaunts Fit Figure in Swimsuit During Beach Day___See Photos

Entertainment2 years ago

See what Jennifer Love Hewitt looks like now,she is unrecognizable__you are never going to believe your eyes…

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Entertainment2 years ago

PHOTOS: Jennifer Love Hewitt says, “I love my body.” — Jennifer Love tells all girls to put on a bikini

Kaley Cuoco Wore $46 Worth of Drugstore Makeup for Her Wedding
Hollywood2 years ago

Kaley Cuoco Makes A Big Bang Shirtless With No Shoes