Owen can't see United securing top 4 finish: 'They're going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat'
- The Red Devils remain outsiders in the top 4 race.
- United still have to play against Manchester City and Chelsea.
- And Owen can't see Solskjaer's side securing Champions League football next season.
United find themselves sixth in the Premier League table ahead of the vital clash against title contenders Manchester City on Wednesday.
The Red Devils must secure a positive result at Old Trafford against Pep Guardiola's side to keep their top 4 hopes alive.
After the Man City clash, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men host top 4 contenders Chelsea on Sunday and Michael Owen believes the fixture list is the reason why the Red Devils are set to miss out on the Champions League football next season.
Speaking to Flow Sports about the top 4 race, the former Liverpool and United striker said: "I could make a case for all of the other three [Arsenal, Chelsea and United] with Man United being least likely. Look at their next two games – Man City and Chelsea – I know they are both at home but they're going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to finish fourth.
"It’s going to hit hard on the teams who are not going to make it. United have probably been budgeting not to make it for the last six months or so, or they thought it was going to be an impossibility, but now they've got a little squeak again.
"And that's why the defeat [against Everton] was so frustrating for them, there's so much to play for and they play the way they did, it was so disappointing."