Southampton won't make the top four according to Jamie Carragher.

Southampton play Louis van Gaal's side at Old Trafford on Sunday and after a good performance so far in the campaign, they sit in fourth position, a point behind Manchester United who are third in the Premier League table.

After a few defeats, Ronald Koeman's men have responded with securing good results and Sky Sport expert Jamie Carragher doesn’t see the Saints securing a top four position at the end of the season.

"I don’t think they’ll get in the top four," Carragher told Sky Sports.

"Obviously when you lose a few top players you find it difficult, as any team would. But when people called them flat-track bullies for beating teams around them, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it means they’re having a really good season.

"But now and then they’ll also take a scalp, as they’ve shown by beating Arsenal twice this season, once in the League Cup."

The former England and Liverpool defender reckons the Southampton boss is the manager of the "first half" of the 2014-15 season, after a wonderful job he has done.

"The job Ronald Koeman’s done, I think, has made him the manager of the first half of the season," Carragher added.

"And even if they’re losing games it’s no big deal, because if Southampton can get near the Europa League places it would be an absolutely brilliant season.

"I just think top four will be too far for them.

Written by @Chukkymufc

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