Man Utd assure top-4 spot with Chelsea rout
Manchester United will probably be again in motion in subsequent season’s Champions League after they hammered Chelsea 4-1 on Thursday to safe a top-four end within the Premier League.
Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes (penalty) and Marcus Rashford scored for United, who wanted a degree from their remaining two league video games to formally finish Liverpool‘s fading hopes of securing a spot in Europe’s premier membership competitors.
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“It’s important, this club belongs in the Champions League,” supervisor Erik ten Hag instructed Sky Sports activities. “But it’s not easy in the Premier League, it’s a tough competition, so it’s a massive performance when you get this done.”
Three-time European champions United, who did not qualify for the Champions League final season, are third on 72 factors with one sport remaining, six factors away from fifth-place Liverpool.
Fourth-place Newcastle secured a spot amongst Europe’s elite following a goalless draw towards Leicester Metropolis on Monday. Chelsea, who’ve struggled all season, are twelfth with 43 factors.
United, who cap their Premier League season on Sunday by internet hosting Tenth-placed Fulham, gained the Carabao Cup in February and will probably be aiming to finish a home double once they face rivals Manchester Metropolis within the FA Cup remaining on June 3.
“[The season has been] decent, it’s not perfect because we want more,” Fernandes mentioned. “But for what we did this season, I think it’s great. Won one trophy, we get to the top four, that was our goal after we saw we couldn’t go for the Premier League Man Utd guarantee top-4 spot with Chelsea rout.
“Now it is about end the league nicely and go to the FA Cup and win.”
Ten Hag’s side are unbeaten in Premier League action at Old Trafford for 17 games, going back to the opening weekend of the season.
“They understand how essential they’re for us,” Fernandes said of the home supporters. “You would see through the season how essential it was in lots of video games, so we simply respect all the hassle.”
Casemiro scored in the sixth minute with a close-range header off a long free kick. The Brazilian helped set up Martial’s goal just before half-time with a no-look chip into the path of Jadon Sancho. Martial was there to slot the ball into the empty net.
Interim manager Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side collapsed in the dying minutes. After Fernandes had made it 3-0 with a penalty in the 73rd minute, Rashford returned from a two-game absence to score his 30th goal of the season, cutting the ball around keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Regardless of the jubilation of clinching a spot within the high 4, a first-half harm to winger Antony will probably be a priority for Ten Hag forward of their match with Man Metropolis. United are already with out Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer for that match.
Joao Felix pulled one again for the guests within the 89th minute, however the sport was as far out of attain as is their season, with Chelsea set to complete within the backside half of the Premier League for the primary time since 1995-96.