Edinson Cavani.

United secure Champions League qualification

Sunday 09 May 2021 18:40

Everton's victory at West Ham United means Manchester United have secured Champions League qualification for the 2021/22 season with four games remaining in the Premier League campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side came from behind to beat Aston Villa away from home on Sunday afternoon with goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani. Everton's win, through a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal, a couple of hours later, means that United are assured of a top-four finish in this season's Premier League.

Much still remains to play for. United have two more games before league leaders Manchester City are in action again, giving the Reds an opportunity to put some pressure on our local rivals, who had hoped to clinch the title this weekend.

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Having beaten Roma in the Europa League semi-finals last week, United also have the opportunity to lift a trophy this season. Solskjaer will already be making preparations for his side to take on Villarreal in Gdansk, Poland on May 26.

Winning the Europa League would also clinch a place among the top seeds in next term's Champions League.

United have enjoyed some fantastic European nights in the last 12 months, beating Paris Saint-Germain in France and dishing out thrashings to RB Leipzig, Real Sociedad and Roma.

Fans will hopefully return to Old Trafford in the coming weeks and the players and coaching staff will be thrilled to be able to play in Europe's premier competition in front of the club's supporters again next season.