Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has predicted where the club will finish at the end of the new Premier League season billed to start on Friday night.
The former Manchester United defender talked about his former club in a chat with Starsport.
According to him, Manchester United will sneak into the Champions League via fourth place.
Rio Ferdinand backed the Red Devils to return to Champions League football at the end of this season.
Manchester United didn’t qualify for Champions League football at the end of last season after finishing in sixth position.
Only the top four teams qualify for Europe’s premier club competition.
The Red Devils can still qualify for Champions League via the Europa League.
Manchester United start their season with a home game against West London giants Chelsea on Sunday in the Premier League before facing fellow Europa League campaigners Wolverhampton Wanderers in their second game of the season.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has strengthened his team in three major areas ahead of the season.
The Red Devils signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka from South London giants Crystal Palace.
Manchester United also signed Welsh international Daniel James from Championship club Swansea City and Harry Maguire from fellow Premier League club Leicester City.