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Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs fighting for two spots in mad dash for top four

With three rounds of matches to go in the Premier League season, the race to qualify for the Champions League has become a battle between four clubs seemingly unable to grasp the opportunity.

Third-placed Tottenham, sitting on 70 points, took a huge leap towards confirming a top-four spot with a late home win against Brighton on Tuesday, but Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, separated by just three points from fourth to sixth, continue to drop points.

United host Chelsea at Old Trafford...

Pickford, Stones, Trippier and Maguire struggle after England World Cup heroics

The ESPN FC panel predict who will finish 4th in the Premier League, with no one believing Manchester United can get it done.

Manchester City's 2-0 victory over Manchester United may prove to be the decisive moment in the title race, as Pep Guardiola's side overcame their final serious test.

They did it, however, without John Stones. For a game against a counter-attacking United side boasting little else other than speed upfront, Guardiola chose to field the somewhat immobile Vincent Kompany alongside Aymeric Laporte. On the bench, meanwhile, was Nicolas Otamendi. Stones didn't even make the 18-man squad, with no suggestion...

W2W4: Man United can still salvage season vs. Chelsea; title race isn't over yet

Alejandro Moreno and Alexis Nunes predict the results of the most important matches of week 36 of the English Premier League.
The ESPN FC panel predict who will finish 4th in the Premier League, with no one believing Manchester United can get it done.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop says that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's recent comments and Manchester United's poor run of form proves he's unfit to be manager.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling joked that nobody wants to see Liverpool win the Premier League as he won an award for his stance against racism at the BT Sports Industry Awards.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno is incredulous as to why Man United midfielder Paul Pogba was voted into the PFA Team of the Year.

It's been a miserable campaign for Manchester United, but despite all their suffering, they could still qualify for next season's Champions League. Nick Miller previews the weekend's Premier League action by highlighting its most compelling storylines ...

Manchester United can salvage their season

Roy Keane's assertion that this current crop of Manchester United players are "bluffers" is a subjective call you can agree with or not, but there's one problem that you can't get around:...

Man United shouldn't let Paul Pogba go to Real Madrid -- it's better to keep him than watch him shine elsewhere

The professional knowhow of Premier League footballers was loudly questioned when Paul Pogba was named in the PFA's team of the season this week. It's true that he's the only player not from Liverpool or Manchester City in there, but some perspective is needed, please. The votes were cast when Pogba was in form during the three-month bounce after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge.

Critics point to Eden Hazard's impressive statistics in the wake of his omission, but Pogba's stats aren't bad either....

How Man City used Premier League title race to overcome UCL heartbreak

Pep Guardiola's men prevailed 2-0 in the Manchester derby to put them within sight of back-to-back Premier League titles.
Pep Guardiola's men prevailed 2-0 in the Manchester derby to put them within sight of back-to-back Premier League titles.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and Leroy Sane speak after their side moved to the top of the table with a derby win over Manchester United.

More than an hour after Manchester City's exit from the Champions League last week, Sergio Aguero was sitting in the dressing room still wearing his kit. The laid-back striker is normally the last to leave -- be it off the team bus arriving at the stadium and from the ground after the final whistle -- but this time was different. Aguero was crestfallen, tears in his eyes after City's brutal quarterfinal exit at the hands of Tottenham.

The manner of that defeat was, in Pep Guardiola's words, cruel....

Frank Lampard to manage Chelsea? He could be the perfect replacement for Sarri

Craig Burley and Frank Leboeuf feel both Eden Hazard and Chelsea would benefit from Hazard moving to Real Madrid.

Maurizio Sarri has endured a difficult first season at Chelsea. Although they play Eintracht Frankfurt in the semifinals of the Europa League and sit in fourth place in the Premier League, with their top-four hopes in their own hands, it has been a disappointing campaign.

Sarri, like Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte before him, has been frustrated by a lack of impetus in the transfer market and an uneasy relationship with many of his squad. The 60-year-old reportedly favours a return to Italy in...