Jamie Vardy of Leicester City looks dejected

Reds receive Champions League boost

Sunday 19 July 2020 18:14

Manchester United have received a boost in our bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

While the Reds were focused on the Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, action taking place elsewhere was having a bearing on the race for Europe in the Premier League table.

Leicester City, who started the day in the fourth and final Champions League place and ahead of United on goal difference, had an opportunity to pull clear as they travelled to North London to face Tottenham Hotspur.

However, the Foxes were humbled by a Spurs side managed by former Reds boss Jose Mourinho, falling to a 3-0 defeat after an own goal from James Justin and two strikes from Harry Kane. All of the goals were scored in the first half.

The result means the Reds now have the same goal difference as Leicester, who only remain ahead of us in the table due to goals scored, having netted 67 times in the league compared to our 63.
United also have a game in hand on the East Midlands club, which takes place against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Brendan Rodgers’ team have just one league game left to play and of course, it's against the Reds on the final day of the season, at their King Power Stadium next Sunday.

Meanwhile, our Wembley opponents Chelsea currently sit in third place in the standings, a single point clear of us and the Foxes

Like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, the Blues also have two games remaining in their league campaign. The first is away at champions Liverpool on Wednesday before they host Wolverhampton Wanderers on the last day.

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