Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has ruled West Ham out of the race to finish fourth.
The Hammers won 2-1 against Everton at the weekend, moving them to within three points of fourth-place Tottenham but, when asked if they are in contention, Rooney replied by saying the battle for the final Champions League spot will come down to a head to head between Arsenal and Spurs:
“I don’t think so. I think it’s Arsenal or Tottenham. It’s between the two of them.”
Rooney is being pretty dismissive about West Ham’s chances. While David Moyes‘ side are underdogs, having played a game more than Tottenham and two more than the Gunners, there is still all to play for in the final seven matches.
In terms of the run-in, the Irons do have to play Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, whilst also having to keep their focus on the Europa League. However, they do have some slightly easier fixtures against the likes of Brentford, Burnley, Norwich and Brighton so they are still very much in the fight.