Roy Keane admits to cringing at clubs like Liverpool and Man United this season

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We are into the final month of the Premier League campaign and in truth, there aren't too many exciting narratives to look forward too.

Bar an incredible collapse from Chelsea, the title is Antonio Conte's to lose, and after Sunderland's relegation was confirmed last weekend, it looks increasingly likely Middlesbrough will be joining them in the Championship next season.

Arguably the biggest talking point for the rest of the season will regard which teams will make up the top four.

Liverpool capitalised on Man City, Man United and Arsenal all dropping points with victory over Watford on Monday - further strengthening their position in third.

But two places are still considered up for grabs and the battle to play in the Champions League next season looks set to go right down to the wire.

Not everyone likes discussing the race to finish in the top four, though, just ask Roy Keane.

The former Man United captain is less than impressed with the clubs currently vying for a spot in the top four and has revealed watching them celebrate qualifying for the Champions League actually makes him cringe.

Keane, speaking at a Show Racism the Red Card event, said: "When I see clubs like Liverpool and Man United celebrating getting into the top four, I cringe at it, I really do," as per The Mirror.

"Any of these big clubs - do you think that Real Madrid and Barcelona would be celebrating getting fourth?

“Come on, get a grip. It is about getting your hands on a trophy.

“People talk about getting into the top four because of the financial rewards and it was great for teams like Leicester to qualify but for the big teams, Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, celebrating fourth? I say shame on you."

Sunday sees the two sides currently out of the top four go head-to-head at the Emirates and defeat for either Arsenal or United will all but end their hopes of overtaking either Liverpool or City.

Of course, the Red Devils do still have the Europa League to fall back on but Jose Mourinho's men will require a good result from Thursday's first leg at Celta Vigo in Spain.

And you get the sense Keane would probably prefer his former side to reach next season's UCL by winning Europe's secondary competition.

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