Manchester United will definitely not play UEFA Champions League football next season after Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Brighton left them unfit.
Manchester United came into the game knowing they definitely needed a little miracle. Arsenal have four points and two games left in hand, meaning the Red Devils need to win their remaining two games while hoping either Arsenal or Tottenham do not score.
Not only did they fail to win, but their European dream came to an abrupt end as they frustrated Graham Potter’s Brighton.
Chants of ‘You Are Not Ready to Wear a Shirt’ took over at Amex Stadium as goals from Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross, and Leandro Trossard put Brighton 4-0 up in the hour zone.
The result brings United to 56 goals scored this season – the highest since the inception of the Premier League in 1992.
Manchester United are now focused on making sure they play any type of European football next season under future manager Erik ten Hag.
The Red Devils sit sixth in the Premier League, sitting in last place in the Europa League qualifiers, but only six points behind West Ham, with two games in hand and three games to go.
As for Manchester United, it is still statistically possible for them to miss out completely on European football, even a place in the unconfirmed Europa Conference League.
The Wolves are eight points adrift of United with three games to go and can still jump Manchester United if they win their remaining games.
Fortunately, the list of games is not very kind to West Ham or Wolves. The first one still needs to play against Manchester City, and the latter have City and Liverpool on their agenda.