Man Utd hero Rio Ferdinand has made his Premier League predictions (Footage: YouTube/Getty)
Man Metropolis received their fourth league title in 5 years final season and start the 2022-23 marketing campaign on Sunday in opposition to West Ham.
Liverpool completed only one level behind the English champions after an exhilarating title tussle, whereas Chelsea got here third and Tottenham beat Arsenal to the ultimate top-four spot.
Ferdinand believes Liverpool are the one crew who can run Manchester Metropolis shut this season however expects Spurs to proceed their revival below Antonio Conte and Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United to enhance.
In consequence, Ferdinand has predicted Liverpool will end the season as runners-up and be joined within the top-four by Tottenham and Man United, with Chelsea and Arsenal each lacking out on the Champions League locations.
‘I can’t look any additional than Man Metropolis,’ the previous England defender informed William Hill. ‘Recruitment has been environment friendly and with [Erling] Haaland, they’ve obtained the perfect available in the market.
‘And [they’ve got] squad depth with somebody like [Kalvin] Phillips as effectively. The one one I feel can be a loss for them is [Raheem] Sterling, however I really feel this season [Jack] Grealish will step up and develop into one of many fundamental males.
Manchester Metropolis have strengthened Pep Guardiola’s squad this summer season (Image: Getty)
‘The highest 4 can be Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United, in that order.’
Beneath Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United completed simply sixth final time period, going a fifth successive season with none silverware.
Whereas Ferdinand is assured his former membership will enhance this season below former Ajax boss Ten Hag, he says United must cope with the saga surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal legend desires to go away Outdated Trafford this summer season however Manchester United are adamant he’s not on the market.
Ferdinand added: ‘Persons are saying you’ve obtained to let Ronaldo go… Effectively, get somebody in who can rating 24-25 objectives first.
‘Darwin Nunez has gone, Erling Haaland has gone and Robert Lewandowski has gone. They have been the three gamers that you simply have been considering, “look these are the one ones that you simply have been going to go for that may outright come into the Manchester United crew instantly.”
‘However they’re gone. So Manchester United can’t let Ronaldo go, they’ll’t. Even when he’s begging to go, they simply can’t let him go. It’s not the correct factor to do, I don’t assume.
‘In the event you let him go, you’re playing on Anthony Martial, who’s by no means been constant sufficient for Manchester United, who they’d have let go for peanuts final season if there have been any takers.
‘He went to Sevilla and didn’t do it. Marcus Rashford hasn’t performed correctly for in all probability 18 months, possibly longer. Jadon Sancho final season didn’t hit the heights that United anticipated, Anthony Elanga’s a younger child…
‘So, you’re it and considering, “who can we cling our hat on and say sure, he’s going to pull the others up?” Bruno Fernandes possibly, however he’s not a striker.
‘It’s very simple for everyone to say, “you’ve obtained to eliminate Ronaldo, it’s a circus round him, he’s bringing an excessive amount of consideration…”
‘He could be bringing a bit of bit extra consideration than the membership desires, however the geezer ensures objectives each single season.’
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