Manchester United ensured their qualification for the next Champions League campaign after their big victory over Chelsea (4-1) on Thursday evening in a late Premier League match.
Chased by his hated enemy Liverpool in the race for the Champions League, Manchester United validated its ticket for the next edition of the most prestigious of European competitions on Thursday evening. Opposed to a drifting Chelsea, in a late Premier League match, the Red Devils strolled in front of their audience (4-1).
Thanks to goals from Casemiro (6th) and Anthony Martial (45th+5) at the start and end of the period, the Mancunians were able to be surgical offensively, against the Blues who have long dominated the debates, but who are, them, shown too rough in the last gesture to hope to return from Old Trafford with a positive result.
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In the second half, Bruno Fernandes provoked and converted a penalty (73rd), while Marcus Rashford again drove the point home a few moments later (78th). The Portuguese midfielder and the English striker also hit the uprights. Totally stunned, the Londoners nevertheless saved the honor at the end of the game through Joao Felix (89th).
Stuck in the soft underbelly of the Premier League, the Blues suffered another setback and remained in 12th place. For their part, the Red Devils overtake Newcastle and settle on the podium (3rd), two lengths ahead of the Magpies, but above all six over Liverpool one day from the end of the 2022-2023 financial year. Erik ten Hag’s men will thus return to the Champions League next season.