Manchester United took a step towards qualifying for next season’s Champions League with victory over Bournemouth.
United traveled to the Vitality Stadium for their final away day of the campaign as Erik ten Hag’s side continue to battle to secure a place in Europe’s top club competition. And he ended up taking a big step thanks to a Chilean shot from Casemiro in the first half that sealed the 1-0.
The win, combined with fifth-placed Liverpool only being drawn at Anfield against Aston Villa, means United are now three points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s side. United also have a game to play over their rivals.
United’s game will be at Old Trafford on Thursday night when they take on Chelsea. United know that a point from one of their last two top flight games of the season will secure a place in the Champions League.
Ten Hag’s side are level on points with Newcastle United, but the Magpies are ahead of United on goal difference. Eddie Howe’s men host relegation-threatened Leicester City on Thursday as United host Chelsea, who have had a dismal season and will finish bottom half of the table.
Before the match at Old Trafford, it remains to be seen if top scorer Marcus Rashford will be fit to turn up against the Stamford Bridge outfit. There’s also the matter of the ongoing sale of United by the Glazer family, with accommodation offers from Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani. We’ll bring you any updates on any of these topics on today’s live blog.
Today’s big talking point: Has Luke Shaw’s form this season done Erik ten Hag a favor in the transfer window this summer? Give your opinion here.
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