Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole believes that the club face a difficult task of finishing in the top four this season.
Southampton and Liverpool are hot on their heels, while Tottenham Hotspur reside six points behind the Red Devils.
"It's definitely going to be tough - I'm not going to sit here and try to pull the wool over anyone's eyes," Cole told MUTV. "Liverpool are on a fantastic run, Arsenal have picked up, but Southampton have fallen away a little bit."
Tonight, United will take on Newcastle United at St James' Park.