Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol believes Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival at Chelsea would put Manchester United in trouble this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side are currently in the top-four battle along with Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Red Devils are sixth with just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea are both looking to qualify for Champions League football next season.

However, ESPN FC pundit Nicol believes Higuain will make a huge dent in United’s chances of finishing in the top four this season.

“I’m not convinced yet, no,” Nicol said of United’s top-four chances.

“Yes they did beat Spurs, we were talking about this ‘they had to beat somebody of note’.”

“Well for some reason they won that game but if they had lost by five nobody would have complained. They beat Brighton at the weekend.”

“So for me, yes they’ve been on a fantastic run, but I’m not convinced yet they can get into the top four. I don’t see any change in the top four.”

“I’m going on that Higuain does go to Chelsea and that’s why I think the top four right now will stay the same.”

Both Chelsea and United return to action this weekend as the Blues host Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday; while the North West side will travel to Arsenal on Friday in the FA Cup fourth-round.

See Also:

THE MONEYED: FIVE Highest Paid Premier League Players Today

5 Other Things That Happen During 12 Seconds Taken By Pogba To Convert A Penalty.

LA CASA DE PAPEL: SEVEN Highest Paid Celebrities Worldwide

WEEKEND STARS: Top 5 Best Players in Premier League Last Weekend- Game 23