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Harry Redknapp exclusive: Manchester United will struggle to make top four

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Manchester United will struggle to make the Premier League's top four because of the form of Leicester City, according to Harry Redknapp. 

Speaking exclusively to GiveMeSport, Redknapp has admitted that he previously predicted that the Old Trafford outfit would qualify for next season's Champions League, but he has now admitted that it will be very hard for them to secure a top four place. 

As it stands, Louis van Gaal's side sit in fifth place in the division - six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

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Incredibly, United trail table-toppers Leicester City by 12 points, so the Red Devils have it all to do to overhaul their rivals this season. 

Redknapp has admitted that he expected Claudio Ranieri's side to fall away but can no longer see that happening. 

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United will struggle 

BT Sport expert Harry Redknapp, who was speaking ahead of the return of the UEFA Europa League on BT Sport, told GiveMeSport: "I was saying all along that United would make top four. I was saying Leicester wouldn't make it at one time.

"I kept saying they will blow up, they will blow up, but they aren't going to blow up. It's going to be very difficult for them (United) to make the top four."

Top four too strong? 

It really is going to be extremely tricky for Van Gaal's side to climb the league over the coming weeks and months.

Manchester United v Stoke City - Premier League

Leicester are showing no signs of slowing down while Tottenham are thriving under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino. Manchester City and Arsenal may well have failed to prove themselves on a consistent basis, but they still appear to be stronger than Manchester United at this stage. 

Manchester City v Leicester City - Premier League

With the winners of the Europa League claiming a spot in next season's Champions League competition, perhaps the Red Devils shouldn't take the competition for granted. They take on FC Midtjylland in the Round of 32 first-leg next Thursday. 

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