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Merson Says: Sheffield United are now massive contenders in Champions League race | Football News

Sheffield United have a fighting chance of reaching the Champions League

Paul Merson gives his verdict on the race for Champions League football next season, the running feud between Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola and Manchester United and the uncertain future surrounding Manchester City…

It was a big win for Manchester United at Chelsea, but they weren’t good. They’re two just-above average teams, if I’m being honest. United winning just covers over the cracks, while Chelsea losing means you start seeing the cracks.

If Chelsea put their chances away in the first half, the game’s over, but they didn’t. Harry Maguire should’ve been sent off and he then scores, so there were a lot of things where you could say with Chelsea they could’ve won the game.

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Watching last night, Sheffield United are massive players in the Champions League race. With Manchester United, you’re talking about one of the biggest clubs in the world not having a centre forward. They’re playing with Daniel James up front, who sooner or later has to be taken out of the team. You feel sorry for the lad, now. He looks a bit lost if I’m honest – he needs a break.

He’s playing all the time but his game is based on sheer pace. It won’t bring you much…

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