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Sir Alex Ferguson believes West Ham will earn a Champions League place this season

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There are always three important aspects to be settled at the end of the Premier League season.

The title race, the relegation battle and the fight for fourth place.

Leicester lead the race for the Premier League trophy and sit five points clear of the chasing pack while, at the bottom, it appears to be a case of three teams from four as Sunderland, Norwich, Newcastle and Aston Villa attempt to avoid the drop.

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But the most interesting battle could be the fight for the precious fourth position and qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Manchester City are currently in fourth but West Ham are just two points adrift and Manchester United are four points behind the Citizens.

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Liverpool may also believe they have an outside chance as they are seven points behind City but with a game in hand.

So who will claim the all important fourth place?

Well, according to Sir Alex Ferguson, West Ham will remarkably pip his former team and everyone else to finish fourth.

Ferguson was speaking to the Sunday Times and football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft wrote:

"Ferguson, now a Manchester United director, expects West Ham to finish in the top four, with his own club—and Manchester City—missing out.”

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It’s evidence that the Scot doesn’t believe Louis van Gaal’s side are good enough to salvage their second consecutive fourth place finish in the Premier League.

Ferguson, who spent 26 seasons in charge at Old Trafford, was clearly unimpressed during the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday with TV cameras showing him shaking him head at United’s poor performance.

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