Manchester – Manchester United realized that their position in the Champions League next season is not 100% safe as there is the possibility they have to pass through the play-offs. ‘Red Devils’ was aiming for third place in the final standings.
MU almost certainly finish in the top four zones. They now sit in fourth position with a collection of 68 points, six points ahead of Liverpool who are in fifth position. With two games remaining and Manchester United on goal difference is far more superior than Liverpool, Manchester United did not seem to be evicted.
Finish in the top four of the Premier League zone will indeed pass MU to the Champions League next season. But, if they only finish in fourth position, they must go through the play-offs before breaking through the group phase. If it happens, they may have to fight against teams from Serie A or Ligue 1 in the play-offs.
MU did not want that scenario to come true. They prefer to qualify directly for the group phase. That is, they must be moved up from fourth.
On top of existing MU Arsenal (70 points) and Manchester City (73 points). Although Arsenal still have three games remaining, Manchester United hoping to snatch third place from the north London club.
“We can say that we have already qualified for the Champions League, but it’s not true,” said the Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, MUTV.
“Maybe Liverpool can no longer chase us, but we must live action before getting into the Champions League and the game is always complicated,” added Van Gaal.
“It was not easy. There are no more easy matches,” he said.
MU will host Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday (05/17/2015) tomorrow. If you win, they will go up to the third position.
“We can press Arsenal and that’s what we want to do on Sunday,” said Van Gaal.