Even without Man Utd, it is still a top-six
Man Utd has some serious issues and the chances are they will struggle to make the top-six. That would normally be good news for the likes of Arsenal because it would mean five teams fighting for four Champions League spots.
However, I am of the opinion that we still have a top-six with Leicester City replacing the Red Devils.
The Foxes are genuine challengers this season, I doubt they will finish top-four but cannot be dismissed. They have already shown with their performances so far that they are credible contenders.
You could argue that after just eight games it is too early to dismiss one of the original top-six. But United are in such a state that it is hard to see them turning it around.
The fact that there was such disappointment from Arsenal fans drawing at Old Trafford shows how far United have fallen.
It could easily become a top-five but not because Leicester City drops out of the running but because Tottenham does.
Again, this would suit Arsenal, less competition is always a good thing but five does not go into four. Underestimating Brendan Rodgers men would be a huge mistake.
So, in conclusion, I feel that United are a busted flush, but we are still in a top-six territory. I cannot see United turning things around and I do not see Leicester dropping out either.